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It appears that initial reports that began to trickle out concerning exploding batteries on Samsung’s brand new flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone were actually a bit more widespread than initially thought. While we had heard about two reports of batteries exploding while charging, Samsung confirmed today that it has received reports of 35 devices worldwide that have been identified with the defect. As a result, the South Korean company has issued a total and global recall of the Galaxy Note7. According to Samsung, it is working with its suppliers to pinpoint the exact cause of the battery failures and has stopped all sales of the Galaxy Note7 (as we reported earlier this week) while the investigation... Read more...
There's nothing quite like a little cross-platform love to get your morning started. Microsoft has long since supported rival platforms, with iOS and Mac coming immediately to mind. As Apple continues to grow, Microsoft realizes that it can't just shun its biggest threat. Instead, it's embracing diversity, this week announcing OneNote for Mac as well as iOS, and it's making the platform (which includes the Windows version) totally free. Not only is this a major step for Microsoft, but it's also a shot across the bow to items like Google Keep and Evernote. OneNote is a powerful tool, but if it's not available on every single platform that prospective customers care about, it won't be taken seriously.... Read more...
NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it’s a 7”, Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA’s second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the... Read more...
NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it’s a 7”, Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA’s second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, we here at HotHardware and our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win a couple of slick, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note tablets. To sweeten the deal, we also threw in a few Google Play gift cards, so you can load your new toys up with apps and games! First Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Second Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Third Prize:  $25 Google Play Gift Card Well, the giveaway has come to a close and we've picked the lucky winners! First Prize Winner:... Read more...
To usher in the holiday season, HotHardware and our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win a couple of slick, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered EVGA Tegra Note tablets. To sweeten the deal, we’ll also be throwing in a few Google Play gift cards, so you can load your new toys up with apps and games! First Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Second Prize:  EVGA Tegra Note Tablet + $50 Google Play Gift Card Third Prize:  $25 Google Play Gift Card To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet Review On paper, there's no reason to doubt... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Microsoft's own Surface 2 line just shipped,... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But once you've experienced the benefits of a larger screen, it's difficult to turn back, and Samsung... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But once you've experienced the benefits of a larger screen, it's difficult to turn back, and Samsung... Read more...
Samsung's "Unpacked" Event kicked off today, and the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch wasn't the only new toy trotted out. Those hoping for a refreshed tablet also have something to peer at, as the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has been revealed. It's quite the odd name, given that it's not even 2014 yet, but we recognize the challenge in ushering out new iterations of an old product while maintaining something of a uniform naming process. At any rate, the Note 10.1 ships with a 10" display, a WQXGA resolution (which equates to an eye-popping 2560x1600 resolution), and a 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor. There's also 3GB of RAM, plenty of Android extras (including Multi Window, enhanced S Pen support,... Read more...
What amounts to the world's largest phone in overseas nations, where the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a voice-capable radio, is coming to the United States. The big difference? When it soon lands on AT&T, it won't be able to make voice calls. That said, it'll have a 3G + LTE radio for data, much like the iPad and other rival tablets have. The Note 8.0 that hits AT&T will run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and a 4,600mAh battery. There's also a 1080p display, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a gratis 50GB AT&T Locker for keeping precious files up in the cloud. Oddly, the carrier isn't talking pricing,... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 8.0 was first introduced at Mobile World Congress as a multifaceted device; it was part tablet, part mobile phone. Indeed, the global variant of the Note 8.0 is equipped with a cellular radio that can handle both data and voice transmission. But the Note 8.0 that shipped in the U.S. market is a simpler device, mostly because there's no voice capability--it's just a tablet. Well, "just" is a complicated term in this case. You see, the Note 8.0 is one of the only 8-inch tablets on the market. It's positioned between a glut of 7-inch tablets (including a few from Samsung itself), and a raft of 10-inch tablets. And the Note 8 offers a number of other features, like Samsung S Pen stylus... Read more...
Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Tab in late 2010 and Samsung's line-up of Galaxy-branded products has simply exploded since then. Even for those who avidly follow consumer technology, it's getting tough to track. There's the Galaxy Tab line of tablets, the Galaxy S line of smartphones, and then there's the Galaxy Note line which is comprised of an array of devices. It's the Galaxy Note line in particular that's perhaps the most complex. The smaller Note devices are traditionally phones, while the Note 10.1,  which as its name suggests is a 10.1 tablet, was added in order to offer S Pen stylus functionality in a tablet. As Samsung has evolved... Read more...
It's here: the tablet meant to slot right in between your existing 10" slate and that portable 7" slate that you can tote around with a single hand. It's the Galaxy Note 8.0, and it's finally coming to U.S. shores. Starting April 11, U.S. buyers will be able to snag a Note 8.0 from Best Buy, Newegg, Amazon, Staples and a host of other retailers. It's equipped with an S Pen, just like the Note II, and ships with Multi Windows support as well. The Galaxy Note 8.0 will also be the first product to feature Samsung WatchON, a new search and recommendation service that alleviates the chore of channel surfing and makes finding TV shows and ondemand video content faster and easier. With the built-in... Read more...
You asked, and Samsung listened. Or, something like that. Regardless of whether the world needs an 8" smartphone, it now has one. The global version of Samsung's newly announced Galaxy Note 8.0 is indeed a phone, and yes, it can make calls and handle text messages just like the original Note and Note II. It's a true hybrid of tablet and phone, but we're pretty sure only the brave would risk making a phone call with something this huge (without a Bluetooth headset, anyway). The versions destined for the U.S. will support data transmissions only, with no voice support, probably because the market just won't adopt that here. As for the tablet itself, it's a mix between the Note II and the Tab 10.1.... Read more...
Let there be no lingering doubt: Samsung has an 8" tablet in the pipeline. While the original Galaxy Tab filled the 7" void, and the Note 10.1 has done likewise for the largest 10" form factor, there's always a market for the in-between. In an effort to address each and every possible preference, Samsung is evidently readying a Galaxy Note 8.0. Rumors were already flying that an 8" Android slate was on the docket for the company, but now there's confirmation courtesy of an FCC filing. If you don't follow these closely, an FCC filing generally foreshadows a near-term release of a product. Essentially, Samsung had to submit this product to the FCC for testing, and now that the internals and wireless... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Note range of phablets has taken off in a way that most outside of Samsung never could have imagined. New form factors are always a gamble, but it seems that splitting the difference between a tablet and a smartphone has paid off in spades for the Galaxy brand. In fact, even owners of the original Galaxy Note now have something else to look forward to. Samsung has just confirmed that the Premium Suite upgrade for the original Note is en route. It's a refreshed user interface, which pulls many details from the UI that ships with the Note II. It'll give Note owners Air View, multi-window apps, and an easy clip function that enables users to crop / share images and text with the... Read more...
If you were wondering how Samsung's Galaxy Note II would hold up under the intense pressures of the smartphone world, maybe this will give you some sort of idea. Samsung Korea just announced that five million Note II units have been shipped since launch all around the globe, which is up from three million just a few months ago. Of course, many expected the phablet craze to die out about as quickly as it came to pass, but that's clearly not the case. Evidently there's something to be said about including a stylus with a phone these days, particularly one that does as many tricks as the S Pen. It's still a really impressive figure. The Note II is amongst the most expensive smartphones in the world,... Read more...
The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a bit of an oddity. When it was first introduced, many reviewers, analysts, and industry pundits scoffed at the device’s relatively large form factor. The 5.3” screen on the original Note looked simply gargantuan next to anything else available on the market at the time, leading many folks to call the original Note a “phablet”. In spite of the widespread criticisms of the original Galaxy Note’s form factor, a funny thing happened—Samsung sold a boatload of them. And what do you get when the first product in an unchartered market is a success? A sequel, that’s what. Today Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note II in the... Read more...
The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a bit of an oddity in the smartphone market. When it was first introduced, many reviewers, analysts, and industry pundits scoffed at the device’s relatively large form factor. The 5.3” screen on the original Note looked simply gargantuan next to anything else available on the market at the time, leading many folks to call the original Note a “phablet”. It wasn’t quite large enough to be a full-blown tablet, but was considered too big by some to be called a smartphone, hence “phablet”. In spite of the widespread criticisms of the original Galaxy Note’s form factor, a funny thing happened—Samsung sold... Read more...
Does the world need any more phablets? Isn't it all just a craze? Evidently Samsung has reason to believe that the phablet craze is one that's profitable, and it's using that justification to launch the second iteration of the Galaxy Note. It's a device that can be looked at as a huge phone or a small tablet, but either way, millions of consumers have snapped it up. Now, the Galaxy Note II is going even larger, with a 5.5" HD Super AMOLED display, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and additional S Pen (that's Samsung's stylus) functionality. The new Note II has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which should be ideal for viewing those movie clips you've loaded up. Air View allows users to hover with the S Pen over... Read more...
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