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Samsung Galaxy Note II shows off hovering S-Pen hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note II shows off hovering S-Pen hands-on

The next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note II is bringing on some new powerful features in its international version in the form of Airview, a brand new user interface that appears when you pop your S-Pen from its slot! Though we've still got no confirmation on when, if, or how this device will be appearing in the Untied States on US carriers, we can see here that Samsung does, once again, intend on bringing the device stateside soon enough. This device is next in line in Samsung's Note branded family of devices with a 5.5-inch display and a brand new bit of S-Pen hardware as well.

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Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

Tablets are for fun, Laptops are for work

If there's one solid idea in the modern mobile market that I agree with consistently, it's that tablet-sized computers are made for entertainment first, and work only as a necessity. I've tried to bring a tablet to a press conference before, with and without a physical keyboard accessory to pad its ability to work as I need it to, and it's never good enough. I'm not just talking about a Samsung Galaxy Tab or a Note, not just an iPad, not just an ASUS Transformer of any kind - all of them; they're all made for entertainment.

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Galaxy Note II gets full iLuv accessories line

Galaxy Note II gets full iLuv accessories line

The folks at iLuv have revealed their full Galaxy Note II collection of accessories for the new Samsung hero devices. This collection wraps the device, covers the device, and even adds a couple extra pens to the mix so you have options beyond the S-Pen embedded within the phablet. This group is letting you know that in addition to the Samsung-made collection of accessories made for the Galaxy Note II, they have their own set - fully prepped for the Fall season of devices falling out of your pocket!

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Galaxy S III and Note devices added to Apple case vs Samsung

Galaxy S III and Note devices added to Apple case vs Samsung

The USA legal case between Apple and Samsung has been amended to add several devices including the original Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, and Galaxy S III. This complaint does not yet include a request for a ban on these products, but does make it clear that Apple wishes to include them in the set of Samsung devices that Apple says infringes their patent rights. The full list also includes such devices as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Player devices as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II official: 5.5-inch quadcore phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note II official: 5.5-inch quadcore phablet

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note II, the successor to its surprising hit "phablet" the Galaxy Note, with a 5.5-inch stylus-enabled display and 1.6GHz quadcore processor. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 2GB of RAM, the Note II also includes a fatter, longer stylus - though still fitting it into the body of the phone itself - with a new rubber tip for more comfortable handwriting and sketching. Perhaps most impressive, though, are the dimensions: by trimming the bezels, Samsung has managed to bring the new Note II in at almost the same size as the model it replaces, despite the larger screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on

Take the DNA of the original Galaxy Note, add the style of the Galaxy S III, and throw in a more comprehensive understanding of what digital pen-users want, and you'd come up with the Galaxy Note II. Samsung's second-gen "phablet" manages to deliver a larger screen in a more pocketable form-factor than its trail-blazing predecessor, including making the digital S Pen itself easier to wield. We caught up with Samsung and the Note II ahead of its official launch at IFA 2012 to see if one of our favorite devices could really have been so improved.

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Galaxy Note II leaked pre-IFA reveal

Galaxy Note II leaked pre-IFA reveal

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note II appears to have been revealed before its final release time with specifications and high-res images appearing together. This leak comes from PocketNow where they've got two different iterations of the Galaxy Note II, one of them blue, the other white. This device will have a 5.5-inch 1280×720 resolution display which will be a massive HD Super AMOLED panel - that's bright and sharp for certain.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs allegedly leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs allegedly leak in full

Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 phablet is believed to be only days from its official release, but a Korean newspaper claims to have jumped the gun on what, exactly, the stylus-toting handset will bring to the table. The Note 2 GT-N7100 will have a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, so the Seoul Newspaper claims, along with 3G/4G connectivity and a 1.4GHz quadcore Exynos 4412 processor. Somewhat surprisingly, it's also tipped to arrive running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, not the older Ice Cream Sandwich.

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You might want to skip the Galaxy Note 2

You might want to skip the Galaxy Note 2

This month we're hearing rumors upon rumors that Samsung will be releasing their second full iteration of the Galaxy Note line with a "2" model toting a massive 5.5-inch display - but you might want to go ahead and skip it. We've been using the Samsung Galaxy Note - the first one - since it was released, and are now working quite actively with both the Galaxy Note 10.1 (the tablet-sized version of the device line) as well as the Samsung Galaxy S III. As it turns out, there might not be a need for yet another Samsung display size.

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Samsung hints at Galaxy Note II in teaser video

Samsung hints at Galaxy Note II in teaser video

If reports are correct, then we should see the Samsung Galaxy Note II make an appearance at Samsung’s pre-IFA event on August 29th in Berlin. The company has posted a new video to its YouTube channel giving us a taste of what to expect on the fast-approaching date, and while there isn’t a clear shot of any new device in the teaser, there are a few out-of-focus glimpses of what you can look forward to.

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Galaxy Note 2 mockup both faked and legit at once

Galaxy Note 2 mockup both faked and legit at once

It's nearly time for the next Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2012 in Berlin, and another image has been leaked showing what they plan on revealing: the Galaxy Note 2. Rather legitimate looking images of the device have been shown today by Daniel UY, a self-proclaimed Samsung addict and rather talented mock-up artist. While it does appear that a real photo of the device has been "leaked" (per our post earlier today), we've now got confirmation from the original artist himself that his own talents have been spread without his consent.

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Purported Samsung Galaxy Note II photo leaks

Purported Samsung Galaxy Note II photo leaks

Just the other day we saw a front panel leak for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, backing up reports of a shift to a 16:9 ratio and an increase in screen size to 5.5-inches. KnowYourMobile has been sent a picture by a tipster that might just be the Galaxy Note II, bearing striking similarities to the leaked front panel. The screen does indeed look to have seen a size increase, and the bezel of the phone has been substantially reduced too.

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