Droid Daily 1/31/13: HTC EVO 4G LTE, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Xcover 2, and More


T-Mobile Updates its Galaxy S2 and S3


Today, T-Mobile sent out updates to both it's Galaxy S2 variant and Galaxy S3 variant. They are both small maintenance updates. The Galaxy S3 has a 4MB update and the Galaxy S2 has a 6.5MB update. Now you'll need to be stock and unrooted to apply these updates.

How was Project Shield Built?


In a very detailed post on NVIDIA's blog, the company explains how Project Shield was built. And it's rather interesting. You can read the full post here.

MetroPCS Announces new Android 4.0 $200 Phone


Today, MetroPCS announced the LG Spirit 4G. This is a $200 Android phone running on Android 4.0 ICS. It also features a 4.5-inch display at 960×540 resolution. So not the best looking device, but not bad either.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Coming to the UK 'by March'


The all-new rugged, Galaxy Xcover 2 from Samsung is due to land in the UK "by March". But there is still no price tag set for this device. I'd expect a price in line with other mid-range devices as that is what this device is.

HTC EVO 4G LTE Getting an Update on Sprint


Today, the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE also got an update. This one's a bit bigger than the Galaxy S2 and S3 on T-Mobile's updates and weighs in at about 43MB. Here's the full changelog:

  • Proximity sensor improvements while on a call or listening to voicemail
  • Ability to output audio/video to HDTV (and other external displays via MHL cable
  • WiFi Connection improvements
  • Bluetooth compatibility improvements
  • Android process/application shutdown resolved

Pandora Using Google Play for One Monthly subscriptions


Now, you can manage your Pandora One subscription straight from the Pandora app and on the Google Play Store. The Pandora One account will set you back about $3.99 per month plus tax. So it's not bad, and you get no ads.