Week in Review @PocketDroid (25.03 – 31.03)


pocketdroid week in reviewHTC Desire P and Desire Q leaked on the Internet:

About ten days ago the first details regarding two new members of the HTC Desire line-up have appeared on the Internet: the HTC Desire P and Desire Q. Both of them lay in the low/mid-range class and sport decent specs to justify the everyday user. Find out more

Samsung Galaxy Chat received Android 4.1.2 in Spain:

The Samsung GALAXY Chat model number GT-B5330 is now being upgraded to Android 4.1.2 JellyBean  by Samsung in Spain. Owners of such devices can now update by using Samsung Kies software or OTA (over the air). JellyBean update brings performance (Project Butter) and lots of improvements to the 3 inch full QWERTY smartphone making it more snappier. More details

Samsung released Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 firmware:

The newly unveiled Galaxy Note 8.0 hasn’t yet been released but Samsung has already made select Android 4.1.2 firmwares available for download, more specifically for the Wi-Fi-only version.

At this moment two firmware builds were released, one for Turkey (TUR) and the other targeted at the UAE (XSG) baseband. Get the downloads

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 with Exynos 5 Octa SoC benchmark leaked:

Performance is something that Samsung seriously takes into consideration when making a flagship device and the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) doesn’t fail to impress. Folks at GSMArena have managed to run the mighty one through a battery of benchmarks and it pretty much managed to toppled down every single other device including the its little Snapdragon 600 brother, the gimmick Xperia Z as well as the HTC One – Nothing can simply beat a Samsung flagship smartphone at launch when it comes down to raw performance. See the results

Sony updated the Xperia TX to Jellybean:

Sony is nevertheless not forgetting users who bought the Xperia TX – The handset will of course receive the first Jelly Bean flavor, it’s obviously an already-dated software upgrade but that’s just the kind of software support that you’d expect from Sony.

The update brings those devices close to the experience level of the Xperia Z without forgetting the Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now.  Here’s Sony’s official changelog: Read the changelog

HTC One X was reported to receive Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 UI:

A source close to HTC has confirmed that the HTC One X (and possibly the One X+ too) will indeed be upgraded to Android 4.2.2. The handset will also embrace the latest Sense 5 UI, the rumor doesn’t directly come from HTC but the latter indicated that several recent HTC handsets would receive more or less some features of Sense 5 (a port?) – The Taiwanese company has been pretty bad with their Android updates, plagued by unacceptable delays which further drove customers away from HTC. Read more