Items tagged with Galaxy-Note

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 family has landed, and as we learned a couple of weeks ago, the family includes 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch versions. Actually, there are six SKUs in all as each version is offered in both white and “golden brown”. All are WiFi-only models and of course run Android. Samsung has always been a little wild with the number of SKUs it puts out, and the company seems to be addressing that issue in this release with an infographic noting how tablet use is growing, but everyone seems to use their tablets in their own specific ways. Thus, it claims, the variety of size options... Read more...
Although it was a standard implement years ago, few mobile devices today come with a digital stylus. Samsung, with its Galaxy Note products, is an exception, and now NVIDIA is getting in on the action with a digital stylus of its own. Powered by NVIDIA DirectStylus technology, the “low cost” pen (NVIDIA didn’t specify a price) is pressure-sensitive, so users can vary the thickness of a drawn line by adding or reducing pressure. The other end of the stylus functions just like an eraser--which also recognizes and reacts to applied pressure. NVIDIA says the technology can recognize... Read more...
Galaxy Nexus owners aren’t the only ones getting the Android Jelly Bean treatment; SamMobile announced that Android 4.1.2 is now rolling out for the original Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s first phablet. The update will bring the Note up to speed with the Note II, as well as the Galaxy S III mini and the Galaxy S III. Galaxy Note users will now have the new Nature UX as well as performance improvements, multi-windows multitasking, Page Buddy, Notification Panel customization, Smart Rotation, access to Samsung cloud services, Google Now, and more. Features such as Multi-View multitasking... Read more...
Samsung has unveiled a tweaked version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in its native South Korea, and among the minor upgrades is the addition of LTE capabilities. The (translated) release specifically mentions Voice over LTE (VoLTE) as well as simultaneous voice, video, and data as ideal use cases for the new LTE feature, so it’s apparent that Samsung has its eye on those features. The ability to make a call on a giant tablet is interesting, because although it’s always a nice feature, there are inherent ergonomic problems due to the form factor. Still, an LTE-equipped Galaxy Note 10.1 is... Read more...
Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Note II, a phone designed to combine the best features of the Galaxy S III and the intriguing S Pen and its associated Pen apps. The Galaxy Note II runs on a quad core 1.6Ghz Samsung Exynos processor and sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (up to 64GB with a microSD card), and a sizable 5.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a bigger battery (3100 mAh) than the first Galaxy Note, yet it’s lighter than its predecessor and has a slimmer bezel around the screen. Exact details on pricing and availability will come from the carriers--presumably... Read more...
Great news for fans of Samsung's Galaxy Note and of T-Mobile USA's network: the giant phone / tablet hybrid is coming to T-Mob, after a few months of living it up on AT&T. Reports are spreading that the Note II may be on top for a release later in the year, but that's not stopping this carrier from being the second in the States to pick it up. It'll be available with a Value voice and data plan with a two-year service agreement for $199.99 with an out-of-pocket down payment and 20 equal monthly payments of $20 per month with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). The Galaxy Note... Read more...
Guess what? Now, even T-Mobile USA has a phablet to offer. Samsung's Galaxy Note, which has done quite well on AT&T and on a global scale, is now available on that other GSM carrier in the U.S. The Note will launch on T-Mob running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the company's Premium software suite (which includes the S Pen stylus, S note, S Memo and Polaris Office), a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor and an 8MP rear camera / 2MP front camera. Furthermore, users will find T-Mobile TV for live television streaming, which ought to look quite spectacular across the massive 5.3-inch display.... Read more...
For some, it probably seems as though that long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will never make it to their devices. Samsung Galaxy Note owners have reason to be optimistic, however, as some users in Europe have received that pop-up notification letting them know that it’s their turn. The update has appeared in Germany, and Engadget spotted a screengrab from this fellow in the Netherlands; note his jealous ICS-less Swiss acquaintance in the comments. In addition to the benefits of Android 4.0, Samsung included the Premium Suite of S Pen-optimized apps, including S Note and My... Read more...