Week in Review @PocketDroid (20.5 – 26.5)


pocketdroid week in reviewSamsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 Jellybean firmware leaked:

The guys at Sammobile have just leaked a new Android 4.2.2 Jellybean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S3! It’s an unfinished and highly experimental build that’s not suited for daily use, but it’s a good preview of the upcoming Android 4.2 update that’s about to hit the past Samsung flagship in June 2013. Galaxy S4 goodies included

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active appeared on photos, and later in a video clip:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, one of Samsung’s many Galaxy S4 derivatives has been leaked in its full glory courtesy of GSMArena. The smartphone doesn’t quite sport the new design dress but it features 3 hardware buttons on the front while carrying a ruggedized body. See the photos; watch the video

HTC Desire 600 and Desire 200 were spotted on the Internet:

HTC has already launched its 2013 flagship smartphone with glimpses showing up here and there about a couple of new devices coming this summer as well. And this is not all, HTC has plans to expand its HTC Desire series with a couple of new handsets – HTC Desire 600 and HTC Desire 200. Find out more

Huawei P6-U06, now known as Ascend P6 made another photo appearance:

A little under a month ago the 4.7 inch Huawei P6-U06 smartphone popped up on Tenaa (Chinese technology certification website) uncovering a rather interesting Android device powered by an in-house made K3V3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz frequency with 2GB RAM, 5MP camera on the front and an 8MP camera on the back, ultra, and I mean ultra-thin (6.18 mm) unibody that weighs exactly 120 grams. Check it out in pink

Samsung Galaxy Music was updated to Android 4.1 Jellybean:

The Galaxy Music (GT-S6010), one of the most affordable low end Android handset aimed at multimedia users is now ready to taste the first flavor of Android Jelly Bean. The smartphone was originally launched with Ice Cream onboard and having such an update is a feat for such a smartphone given its mediocre specifications. More info

Sony Xperia S finally received Android 4.1.2 Jellybean:

Expected for a really long time by the Sony Xperia S LT26i smartphone owners world-wide, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update has started rolling out in some parts of the world, according to a tweet posted by Sony Xperia France on Twitter. We have no idea at this point which firmware build this is, but if any of our readers manages to download and install the latest version, please do get back to us with details. The new build should be available via PC Companion for Windows / Mac. Update instructions

HTC One broke the 5 million sales milestone:

An unidentified HTC executive has informed the wall street journal that the HTC One has reportedly sold close to 5 million units. “Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than what we can supply.This is partly due to the shortage of components, when the issue is resolved next month,we will have a better idea if its doing well or not” he said. Read more

Sony launched Xperia UL in Japan:

Right on track as it was announced a few days ago, the Japanese carrier KDDi has officially released the Sony Xperia UL SOL22, today. The Xperia UL sports a 5 inch 1080p LCD Reality display, comes with a Snapdragon APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage (microSD up to 64GB), 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2,300 mAh battery capacity. Available from KDDI for $660