Week in Review @PocketDroid (22.4 – 28.4)


pocketdroid week in reviewLG Optimus L9 on T-Mobile received Android 4.1.2 Jellybean:

Last month LG Optimus L9 customers in Europe begin receiving Jelly Bean software updates as LG promised, leaving U.S. clients on T-Mobile still hanging on Ice Cream Sandwich. But not anymore, because T-Mobile just started pushing out today Android 4.1.2 software update build P76920d to their phones.

The update is available OTA through a download notification. If you havent been prompted yet, make sure you’ve got at least 50% battery left because the update is 350 MB in size and it will take a while to install, then go into the Settings > About phone > Software updates > and Check for updates.

Sony released AOSP Jellybean 4.2 build for the Xperia Z:

You may remember Sony releasing a working AOSP builds for the Xperia S last year, well the story repeats itself now with their latest flagship device. – The Xperia Z!

The Xperia Z can now taste the latest stock flavor of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, this is basically not only a huge contribution to the developer community but also aims to further facilitate contributions to the Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8064) SoC. This is essentially a wip developer preview and is in no way suitable for daily use but most core features are working. This includes WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors (partially) and SDcard mounting. See it in action

HTC One Dual-SIM variant for China was announced:

In a press event held yesterday in China, HTC introduced the HTC One Dual SIM version which is available on all three Chinese carriers. China Telecom gets the GSM/CDMA2000 HTC 802d model, China Mobile gets the GSM / TD-SCDMA HTC 802t model, and China Unicom the GSM / WCDMA HTC 802w model. Boasts a microSD card slot

HTC One received software update with big camera improvements:

HTC is rolling out a minor software update build 1.29.401.12 for the European version, which according to user reports dramatically improves the overall of the photo’s quality by increasing the contrast and adding more color warmth to each picture taken (see photo below – on the right side is the photo taken after the upgrade has been installed). Feel the changes

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE with Exynos 5 Octa chipset launched in Korea:

Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Korea a few hours ago at Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour, Seoul. The smartphone in Korea will feature the Exynos 5 Octa chipset, along with LTE connectivity. Read more

Asus PadFone Infinity has officially gone available in North America:

Back in February, Asus announced the Padfone Infinity, an Android device schedule for release in April (this month) for €999.  The first stock of the device has already been shipped out according to Asus plan.

A US retailer has already offered the Asus Padfone Infinity smartphone for $950 (€730).  A similar sale for Canada will also be taking place.  Asus didn’t mention anything about selling the Padfone Infinity without the tablet dock, obviously they will be selling the product without the feature. Has a hefty price tag overseas