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Samsung crows 5m Galaxy Note sales

Samsung crows 5m Galaxy Note sales

Samsung has announced five million global sales of the Galaxy Note, the company's oversized smartphone/tablet hybrid, taking the high demand for the 5.3-incher as a sign that it has successfully created a new segment. The US and European sales - which average out to a million a month across the time the Galaxy Note has been on the market - will be joined by Japanese availability when the Note LTE arrives in stores there next month. However, it's not entirely clear who has been buying all these so-called phablets.

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Samsung Galaxy Note ICS upgrade pushed to Q2 with added apps

Samsung Galaxy Note ICS upgrade pushed to Q2 with added apps

With Q1 fast running out, Samsung has confirmed that its promised Android 4.0 upgrade for the stylus-toting Galaxy Note will now not arrive until sometime in Q2, though it will bundle some new software to sweeten the disappointment. In addition to Ice Cream Sandwich, the so-called Premium Suite upgrade will also include a bundle of new, S-Pen enabled apps, along with a free copy of Angry Birds Space, which released today.

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Rovio details Angry Birds expansion 240 miles above Earth

Rovio details Angry Birds expansion 240 miles above Earth

It's the greatest day of the week if you're a lover of the ultra popular gaming franchise Angry Birds, as the Space expansion has been revealed by none other than NASA! And not just NASA, but NASA's Don Pettit as he floats aboard the International Space Station 240 nautical miles above the surface of Earth! This announcement contains not just details on how the game will work, and not just notes on when it'll be released - it's got Pettit showing off how an environment relatively free from gravity really truly allows this expansion of the game to take on a whole new face!

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Angry Birds outs Galaxy Note update, Android 4.0 ICS missing

Angry Birds outs Galaxy Note update, Android 4.0 ICS missing

It appears that the possibility that Samsung will be pushing another "Premium Suite" upgrade to their devices instead of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update promised weeks ago may be getting very real. Though we've yet to hear back on the oddity of this particular tip, the words are there for everyone to read, and right at the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note's very own Angry Birds Space teaser 2 video, of all places. We've been teased with this game for some time now, hearing that Rovio is working with Samsung for a release on Samsung smartphones exclusively, that they're working with NASA and National Geographic for cross-promotion, and now that the Galaxy Note will be the first device to roll out with the update.

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Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen app contest announced

Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen app contest announced

Samsung's new Galaxy Note device is turning a lot of heads, not only because of its large display but also because of the "S Pen" that comes with it, turning it into more of a tablet/PDA hybrid than a traditional phone. The only problem with launching something like that is that it isn't a universal accessory and so developers need to have intense confidence in that one product if they want to incorporate it. Well, that, or Samsung could just bribe them with the chance to win $100,000.

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Samsung admits to tablet flop, expects success with new Galaxy Note series

Samsung admits to tablet flop, expects success with new Galaxy Note series

During a media roundtable today at MWC 2012, Samsung admitted that its efforts in the tablet market have missed the mark. Samsung product strategy exec Hankil Yoon was refreshingly direct, saying: "Honestly, we're not doing very well in the tablet market." However, the company appears confident in its new Galaxy Note series of tablets, which includes the 5-inch "phablet" phone-tablet hybrid version and the newly announced 10.1-inch model.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Eyes-on

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Eyes-on

Building on the success of the first Galaxy Note, Samsung presents this 10.1-inch tablet with S Pen creativity built in. This device has a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution PLS TFT display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.4GHz dual core Samsung Exynos processor, and microSD support. With both Full HD video playback, and Wifi CH bonding for superior connectivity, you'll be rolling out with the 8 Pi S Pen with great success on the largest S Pen capable display yet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also has a 3 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 spotted in pre-MWC ads

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 spotted in pre-MWC ads

Well well well: this would appear to be some pretty solid evidence that Samsung's latest stylus kick is getting even more plus-sized come Monday. Swedish blogger Anders Frick spotted a couple of large-scale advertisements in and around the Fira de Barcelona, where the first pre-show events for Mobile World Congress are set to begin in just a few hours. While he was clearly doing a little surreptitious snooping, what he caught with his camera is pretty clearly the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a full-sized tablet version of the original Galaxy Note. The device itself should get a proper unveiling sometime on Monday.

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Can Samsung convince Dilbert on the Galaxy Note?

Can Samsung convince Dilbert on the Galaxy Note?

Samsung can't stop sniping at Apple, and the latest Galaxy Note street challenge seems to have convinced at least one disgruntled iPhone owner; however, the Korean firm still has Dilbert to persuade. For its latest commercial, Samsung apparently took  its 5.3-inch smartphone-tablet hybrid to the mean streets of New York City, giving Android users a few hours to get to grips with the "phablet", and then pitted them against iPhone owners on a series of challenges.

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