Here at Android Community we had another exciting and fun-filled week of Android news. The biggest part however was probably the end of the week where Google delivered a treat to many customers. The flagship Nexus 7 tablet started shipping out to all those patient (and some impatient) customers on Friday, but that's only some of the news. Head below for your weekly brief.
It was an exciting and news filled week, that is for sure. To start with Friday would sort of be backwards, but it was one of the most exciting days. Google started officially shipping the Nexus 7 tablet from their Play Store, although Gamestop ruined the party a bit early (as did Ebuyer.) And Friday was also the official retail store date for Verizon's Galaxy S III -- but lets back up.
Tuesday Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean was pushed out to both the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, as well as Google's new Nexus 7 tablet. This is how we knew it was about to be a good week because Google gave their newest version of Android the final OK and released it to the world. By dropping the Jelly Bean AOSP source code, and the developer community is now hard at work as we speak making Android 4.1.1 ROM's for all types of Android devices.
In hardware news we got some hands-on time to unbox the new Motorola Atrix HD, the DROID RAZR HD appeared in some more benchmarks, and even a budget-friendly RAZR was spotted. That isn't all in hardware either. HTC appears to be making a new quad-core Android tablet, and an unknown HTC device for AT&T was spotted with a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 4G LTE -- which could already be a successor to the HTC One X. AT&T's Galaxy S II Skyrocket got Ice Cream Sandwich, and AT&T's 4G LTE footprint got a little bigger too.
This was just a small part of what we'd consider a rather busy week in the world of Android. Catch the rest of the news that was important via the links below. We hope everyone had a safe Friday the 13th, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!