Week in Review @PocketDroid (11.03 – 17.03)


Real images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 had surfaced prior to its announcement:

The world awaits for the arrival of the Samsung GALAXY S4, a flagship phone that will be unveiled in only 4 days from now, in a press conference that will be taking place in New York, on March 14.  In the meantime a Chinese forum published almost a dozen of real photos of it what they claim it is the GALAXY S4 GT-I9502 for China Unicom. See the pictures

Motorola updated the RAZR and RAZR MAXX to Jellybean:

Motorola is one of those companies that prefer not to leave it in the dust with old Android versions. That said, the American manufacturer has just started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jellybean to its former flagships, the RAZR and RAZR MAXX. Includes Google Now, stripped down MotoBlur

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 received Android 4.1 Jellybean:

Sprint has started pushing out Android 4.1.1 software update to the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 tablet, customer can now upgrade to JellyBean over the air (wirelessly). Before getting into the actual installation make sure you’ve got at least 50 or 60% battery because it will take at least 7 minutes to install and a steady connection.

To check if this update is available in you area just go into the Settings > About Tablet > Software updates and Check for updates. Enjoy!

Motorola XT912A appeared on a video clip:

Motorola Mobility is looking to reinvent itself under  Google Inc management, and the first step towards such a step could be made in the first half of 2013. According to the rumor mill Motorola is going to launch the Motorola X Phonesoon which will be ground breaking from everything built in the past. See it in action

More videos demonstrating Samsung Galaxy S4’s key features had popped out ahead of announcement:

The videos are unfortunately not in English but the uploader has managed to translate few of them. They basically cover SmartPause eye tracking and floating touch control,  the browsing performance which doesn’t disappoint and finally the new redesigned TouchWiz lockscreen. Check them out

Asus rolled out Android 4.1 Jellybean update to the original PadFone:

Asus Taiwan has announced that they have started pushing out a new software update which brings Android 4.1.1 (JellyBean) firmware to the original Asus PadFone A65. It was about time for Taiwan-based manufacturer to bring JellyBean flavour to the first 3-in-1 device. Read the changelog

Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S4:

In a Broadway like event which took place in New York, Samsung Electronics has officially unveiled the Samsung GALAXY S4 GT-i9500 smartphone, the newest star in the Galaxy will be the flagship device proposed by the Korean mobile maker for 2013. Packs outstanding internals

LG Optimus L9 was updated to Jellybean:

Introduced in Europe months away after LG announced the L-series (Optimus L3, Optimus L5 and Optimus L7) atMWC 2012,  last year, the LG Optimus L9 P760 is finally getting JellyBean firmware upgrade. The Optimus L9 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and is now upgradable to Android 4.1 using  LG Update Tool software or in some regions over the air.

The update is available throughout