Droid Weekly 12/30/12: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Google Music, Sony Xperia Z, CES and More
It’s that time of the week, time for us to catch you up on all the big stories in the past 7 days. This week was a bit slow due to Christmas being on Tuesday, but we still found time to find some news and get it out to those hardcore Android fans.
GLBenchmark Test Further Confirms a 7-inch Galaxy Note (GT-N5100)
We’ve heard rumors of Samsung working on a 7-inch version of the Galaxy Note, now we’ve got benchmarks. We might see this at CES in about a week, but I kinda doubt it. Would you want a 7-inch Galaxy Note? Read More
Google’s Scan and Match Swapping Explicit Lyrics for The Clean Stuff
Earlier this week we found out that when you upload your explicit library of music, Google will scan and match it with the clean version of each song. That sucks right? Hopefully Google will have a fix for that real soon. Read More
ZTE’s Grand X Appears at the FCC with T-Mobile USA Branding
It looks like ZTE’s rumored low-end/budget device, the Grand X is destined for T-Mobile USA. This week it appeared at the FCC with T-Mobile’s bands along with their branding on the back of the device. This is another one we’ll probably see at CES next week. Read More
CES 2013: LG Bringing Ultra High Resolution Displays for Phones and Tablets
Ultra High Resolution? 1080p wasn’t high enough resolution? Guess not for LG. It’ll be interesting to see how crisp and clear these displays are when they are shown off at CES in about a week. Read More
Rumor: The Sony Xperia ‘Z’ and Xperia ‘X’ Could be at CES; Possible January Release
We heard this week that the long rumored and leaked Sony Yuga and Odin are in fact the Xperia Z and Xperia X, respectively. And that both will be announced at CES, and put on store shelves about a week later. Read More
Leaked Photos of the Huawei Ascend D2 Surface, Suggests 3000mAh Battery and $525 Price Tag
Well how about this, the other much rumored Huawei device has been leaked again. This time sporting a 3000mAh battery and a semi-low $525 price tag. This is another device that we’ll probably see at CES as well. Read More
Are Unlocked Devices The Future Of American Mobile?
This week we published a nice editorial about unlocked devices and how they could be the future of Mobile and carriers in the US. Especially after how popular the Nexus 4 was, in fact they can’t even keep it in stock. Read More
Jelly Bean Source Code for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Drops; The Verizon Galaxy S3!
In a surprising move, the source code for the Jelly Bean update to the Verizon Galaxy S3 dropped this week. This is something that was not expected, since Verizon is a developers worse nightmare. Read More
Android 2012: The Year in Review – Nexus Devices, Quad-Cores, 1080p Displays and More
2012 has been a crazy year. Join us as we take a look back at what happened in 2012. From the Droid Razr Maxx and Droid 4 being announced at CES in January to the Galaxy Note 2 and HTC Droid DNA being announced in August and October. Read More
Samsung May Have to Post An 88% Bond On US Smartphone Sales
More bad news for Samsung in their never ending patent war with Apple. This time it’s in the US, and they may have to put up a 88% bond on their smartphone sales in the US. Read More