Week in Review @PocketDroid (11.02 – 17.02)


pocketdroid week in reviewAndroid 4.2.2 has been released:

The next minor incremental update to the Android 4.2 codebase is rolling out to all Nexus devices right now.  The update may address the widespread bluetooth A2DP audio streaming bug on the Nexus devices as well as few other minor issues. Read more

Sony released the kernel sources of the Xperia Z:

Not many manufacturers are developer-friendly like Sony is, and everyone knows why: timely sourcereleases, full documentation for devices (*cough* Samsung *cough*), and even experimental Jellybean AOSP builds for selected devices (Xperia S). And it’s not Sony if it doesn’t remind us about that from time to time. Today, the bell rang as Sony released the kernel sources for the Xperia Z, a few weeks before its global release. Get the sources

LG announced the next-generation Optimus L series:

After the leak of the new members of the LG Optimus L series that should appear on MWC 2013, the Korean smartphone maker took the next step and officially announced the aforementioned devices through a press event. Sport some exclusive software

HTC Droid DNA received a minor software update:

The HTC DROID DNA has been updated with a lot of bug fixes and audio improvements. It doesn’t bringAndroid 4.2, 4.2.1 or even 4.2.2 which started rolling out to devices today, so user will still have Android 4.1 JellyBean. As always, Verizon confirmed the update on their official support page. The build is the 2.04.605.2 version, and will roll out to devices in 2-4 days. The update has a size of 100mb, so you want to download over WiFi. New features and improvements

LG Optimus G Pro was unveiled before the actual MWC announcement:

A week after LG Optimus G Prohas leaked in blurry shotsLG Mobile decided that it is time to unveil and confirm its newest top of the class Android smartphone confirming that huge 5.5 inch.

In its morning press release LG Mobile hasn’t revealed much when it comes to specifications of this new flagship handset, however the OEM confirmed the Full HD (1920×1080) display covered with slightly curved glass and surrounded by a metal frame. See the press renders

Another image of the HTC One has leaked:

We are four days away from what it will be the grand launch of HTC‘s 2013 flagship smartphone and although almost everything about HTC One (formerly known as HTC M7) has been uncovered previously it appears there’s more to learn.

Recently we’ve seen a press image of HTC One White with Silver accents and now we are teased with another press image that shows the HTC One dressed in black tuxedo ready for the event. I can’t wait to see if this beast is really alive! Are you? See it in black

Samsung released the Jellybean kernel sources of the Galaxy S2:

Samsung has recently released the Jelly Bean kernel sources for the Galaxy SII, this comes just after the official Jelly Bean rollout.

It’s a tradition adopted by Samsung in order to provide 3rd party developers which their latest open source kernel source code for further development, that move will surely please developers who were bashing Samsung for not providing some specific source codes. Get the code