Week in Review @PocketDroid (15.4 – 21.4)


pocketdroid week in reviewSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 specs leaked:

New details regarding Galaxy Tab 3 range emerged this morning from Greece unveiling detailed specs for both 8 and 10.1 inch Galaxy Tabs. According to TechBlog.gr, the following hardware will be equipping these tablets: Check the spec sheets

Samsung Galaxy Camera on Verizon received a quite big software update:

The Android-powered LTE Verizon Galaxy Camera (EK-GC120) has just received a new software update dubbed VRAMC4, not much is know about the changelog but the new build is still based on Android 4.1.2

Verizon is actively rolling out the new piece of code over the air, the update weights about 180MB which is quite a lot for just some ‘minor fixes’. Neither Samsung nor Verizon have mentioned anything about the changes let alone the addition of new features, our guess is that this minor update sports some new carrier software or possibly connectivity or stability fixes. Read more

CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds hit the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, T, TX and V:

CyanogenMod, one of the best & most popular custom ROM will be officially supporting the latest Sony lineup starting right off with CyanogenMod 10.1. The list includes the Xperia Z, ZL, T, TX and finally V. All of which feature modern Qualcomm S4 SoCs. Grab the nightlies!

AT&T updated the LG Escape to Android 4.1.2:

AT&T has just announced Android 4.1 JellyBean availability for LG Escape customer. The update is available right now and it spreading out in phases over the air, bringing more speed to the phone, several improvements and enhancements, including changes to the notification display that groups updates from the same application together, allowing users to expand or collapse the notification bars, SMS Full text view and the MMS full photo in the notification window, AT&T DriveMode (text while driving feature) is also available through the Jelly Bean update.

Pantech announced Vega Iron IM-A870, a 5-inch-FullHD-display-packing powerhouse:

Pantech has just announced its latest 5 inch Vega Iron Android smartphone in Korea with a premium aluminium frame which the manufacturer calls it Endless Metal. This device will definitely make an impact on the segment where Galaxy S4 and Optimus G Pro compete against each other. Fully-equipped with top internals

Motorola Droid Bionic received Jellybean:

This morning DROID Bionic users were able to update their device to official Jelly Bean.  Verizon approved the update last week, known as build 98.72.22, making it about time for a rollout.  One reader from Droid Life suggested that the update wasn’t part of a soak test, which makes it safe to assume that the update is available to the general public.

Getting the device into Google Now can be done through Settings>About phone> system updates.  The support document updates are about 98MB in size.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini was seemingly confirmed:

A lot of gossip about the next Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone in the last 30 days, we even saw some images capturing the device alongside the Galaxy S4. The smaller brother from the same “mother” (Samsung) should see the light of day sometime after Galaxy S4 hits the shelves globally (a matter of a couple of weeks).

The phone has been recently confirmed by Samsung’s UAProf. According to all around rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 / GT-I9195 features: See more

Asus Memo Pad Smart received Android 4.2.2:

The 10.1 inch Asus MeMO Pad Smart ME301T is getting a firmware upgrade to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Asus has started rolling out the upgrade on April 19th and it is now available for download on Taiwan-based OEM website or through wireless download notification in the following days or weeks. Brings all Android 4.2 novelties