Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note II tipped for 5.5″ screen, September launch

Samsung Galaxy Note II tipped for 5.5″ screen, September launch

Previous details of the Samsung Galaxy Note II have indicated that the device would feature a larger screen and quad-core Exynos processor. The current Note is already a hefty device with a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display, so it’s hard to imagine something even larger without crossing over into tablet territory. GSMArena has heard from a trusted source that the Note II will feature a 5.5-inch display.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored for October

Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored for October

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a curious device, with consumers and reviewers baffled by the large form factor. Still, the not-quite-a-phone not-quite-a-tablet managed to find an audience across the globe, with Samsung announcing at the beginning of the month that the company had sold 7 million units worldwide. What about the follow-up? According to MK Business News, the Galaxy Note II will feature an even larger screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 nixed from pre-orders [UPDATED]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 nixed from pre-orders [UPDATED]

This year we've seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 not once, not twice, but three times (and more) in the wild at trade shows leading up to this moment: when the device actually goes on sale. What we were told earlier today was that at least one if not two or more major online retailers would be launching a pre-order page for this device. What we're seeing now is that not only were these links up, they've been pulled as well.

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Samsung Galaxy S and S II reach 50m sales

Samsung Galaxy S and S II reach 50m sales

Back in Feburary,Samsung announced that it had sold 20 million Galaxy S II devices across the world, and in March the company declared that it had shifted 5 million Galaxy Notes. Samsung has now released some updated sales figures, saying that 50 million Galaxy S and Galaxy S II units have been sold thanks to combined channel and distributor sales.

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Samsung releases Galaxy Note ICS source code

Samsung releases Galaxy Note ICS source code

The Galaxy Note is a contentious device among tech reviewers, but it seems to have found a happy audience across the world despite its size. Samsung began rolling out an Ice Cream Sandwich update across Europe and Asia not too long ago, and now the South Korean company has released the ICS source code for the device. That means enterprising hackers and developers will be able to create custom ROMs and kernels for the phablet.

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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on

This week at CTIA 2012 we caught up with Ryan Bidan, Director of Product Marketing for Samsung Mobile, who was glad to provide us with a hands-on comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note, two titans for the modern Samsung smartphone line. What you're about to see is that in addition to the obvious differences between the two like the screen size and the fact that the Galaxy Note has a pen, the Galaxy S III provides its own set of wholly unique elements that the Galaxy Note does not yet have access to. Have a peek here and see if it's time to pick up the Note or if you'll be better off waiting for the next-generation Galaxy smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 upgrade goes live

Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.0 upgrade goes live

Samsung has begun pushing out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy Note, with some owners reporting notifications that Android 4.0 is ready to be delivered over-the-air to their phone/tablet hybrid. The upgrade weighs in at just short of 319MB and includes the new version of TouchWiz, according to the message Note owner Devin Balentina received on his phone, along with the new S Note app and a new S Memo widget for the homescreen.

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Will the Stylus Have the Last Laugh?

Will the Stylus Have the Last Laugh?

There are times, the SlashGear team reminds me, when I sound like a broken record; not least is when I'm bleating on about stylus input and what makes a "proper" tablet. Apple's iPad convinced the market that fingers were most functional, and the clunky digital pens of Windows 7 slates did little sway them otherwise. Yet with the news that note-taking app Evernote has acquired Penultimate, a digital handwriting specialist, could we be nearing the second coming of the stylus?

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