Welcome back to Android Community Weekly! Early this past Monday, details of the HTC Holiday headed for AT&T emerged. Much like the EVO 3D, it is said to sport a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor as well as a qHD display (and just like the Samsung Infuse, it is said to span 4.5”). Also launched this week was AppTap Ads to aid in advertising applications for developers. It will give users an easy to use ad buying tool to track their targeted ads across the net.
Chris Burns worked his magic on a wonderful HTC Flyer (WiFi Only) review as the Motorola Droid X2 was put to the test by Cory Gunther. Unfortunately, the Droid X2 shipped without Gingerbread (but as found out later on, Motorola devices should expect a universal Gingerbread update soon). This past Friday, the Droid X Gingerbread update started rolling out (whether this is 2.3 or 2.3.4 is unknown).
If you headed over to our sister site SlashGear last week, Chris Davies unboxed the HTC Sensation; this week he went into more depth with an actual review of the device. Later on that same day, Galaxy S II owners received an OTA update addressing some serious issues. Performance seemed to increase as well in benchmarks taken right after the update. The LG Optimus 3D was also reviewed, showing off glasses-free 3D video (capable of recording up to 720p@30fps).
Tuesday morning, the HTC ChaCha’s price-tag was revealed to be $339 (unlocked and sim-free). Later on, we discover Pantech plans on releasing a 5” Android device but it’s unknown if this may be a phone or tablet. In my opinion, a 5” phone is just a tad too large to slip into my pocket. Wednesday, we get some hands-on time with the LG Revolution and later on give it a thorough review.
We all know about the controversy over HTC’s locked bootloader policy, but finally we have a substantial answer for the future of HTC’s devices! HTC plans to unlock all future bootloaders, and HTC CEO Peter Chou has confirmed that the EVO 3D’s bootloader will be unlocked “one way or another”. For more information on what a bootloader is/does, navigate here.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY was just recently reviewed, and Chris Burns puts it to the test. Overall, it showed lower benchmarks, but the overall experience was very smooth. Google officially announced Google Wallet on Thursday as well some future NFC projects in the making. An actual demonstration of Google Wallet was performed on the Nexus S 4G. As always, don’t miss the Android Community App of the Week, TweetCaster HD for your Honeycomb enabled device.
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