Here’s an image purporting to be of the Galaxy Note 2’s bezel, and if it’s a fake, it’s a very good one. Taken by a (sharper-than-usual) blurrycam snapper wearing factory-style dust booties, the hardware suggests a chunky, squared-off design for the second-generation phablet that rejects the Galaxy S III’smore curvaceous body. The ruler draped from corner-to-corner jibes with earlier rumors that it would have a slightly expanded 5.5-inch canvas for your S-Pen fun.
Samsung has at long last made the release of its Galaxy Note 10.1 official, promising to have the stylus-equipped Android tablet on store shelves “globally” by the end of this month. Equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Note 10.1 offers a fine spec upgrade over Samsung’s previous 10-inch tablet efforts, while also expanding the Note lineup in form factor from the original Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch dimensions. In terms of connectivity, you’ll get a choice of Wi-Fi-only, Wi-Fi plus 21Mbps HSPA+ 3G, or Wi-Fi plus LTE, with the 4G-capable model coming a little later in the year.
Google has stopped taking orders for its spherical Nexus Q streaming-media player, but customers who have already preordered the device will still be getting theirs, albeit at a much lower price: free.
The Apple vs Samsung court battle started yesterday, and it’s already shed light on an upcoming tablet by the Korean company.The device – codenamed P10 – measures a monster 11.8-inches, which would make it Samsung’s biggest tablet to date.And it’ll also come packing a display on a par with that on Apple’s latest iPad.
According to court documents, the screen will have a resolution of 2,560×1,600-pixels. That dwarfs the iPad’s 2,048×1,536-pixels, but spread over the larger screen (the iPad is just 9.7-inches), still has a mighty impressive 256 pixels per inch (ppi).The iPad’s screen is 264ppi, but Samsung’s should still be just as bright and sharp.And standing nearly 12-inches, it should look phenomenal.
Samsung is holding an event in mid-August, pre-IFA, so it could well announce the monster tablet then. Or that could be the official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10.1 we saw back at CES in January, and haven’t heard much about since.The ‘P10’ tablet should have LTE connectivity, too. Though that’s not much good to us Brits, seeing as we don’t have LTE networks rolled out here yet.
These kinds of revelations are an upside to the court proceedings between Apple and Samsung. Previously Apple’s prototype iPhone mock-ups were revealed, along with a prospective iPad design that had a kickstand.The case is expected to last about a month. A jury of 10 people has now been selected, and they should be hearing the opening statements later today.
Via: The Verge
I’m fairly sure that most in the mobile space are aware that the latest Android handset from the Samsung camp, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the official handset of the London 2012 Olympics, and a limited edition Galaxy S3 will be given to Olympic athletes sporting the Visa payWave app.
According to an article over on Pocket Droid, by way of ePrice, Du Weiyu, the general manager of Samsung’s mobile phone division, along with Chunghwa Telecom has announced a collection of premium edition accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Taiwan.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 premium edition accessories pack has been inspired by the 2012 Olympics, and includes three Samsung Galaxy S3 holders sporting an Olympic figurine depicting a weightlifter, Taekwondo and a cyclist, whilst the bases depict the Union Jack flag.
There is also a Galaxy S3 back cover that sports a faceless British Guardsman, along with a mini Guard that can be placed into the 3.5mm jack on the Samsung Galaxy S3 handset, just for decoration of course, and there is a wallpaper of that faceless British Guardsman available to download via Samsung Apps.
However just how much the Samsung Galaxy S3 premium edition Olympics inspired accessories pack commands isn’t know other than the Galaxy S3 British Guardsman back cover costs 299 Taiwan dollars, which is roughly 10 US bucks.
If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note was big, wait until you get a load of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — it’s set to be even bigger than the ginormous current model.
The Note 2 is reported to be a 5.5-inch slab of a phone, a slight but potentially noticeable size increase over the current version’s 5.3-inch screen. Korean publication MK News reports the Note 2 will take a bow in August.
The tech world descends on Berlin at the end of next month for gadget industry bunfight IFA. The Note debuted there last year, so we’re expecting Samsung’s sequel to take a bow at this year’s event alongside the rest of this year’s big-name new kit.
The larger Note is expected to pack a quad-core processor. It’s also set for a bump to a 12-megapixel camera, or even a 13-megapixel job. The current Note sports an 8-megapixel snapper.
The Note 2 and will hopefully show off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next generation of Android software for phones and tablets. Jelly Bean makes its debut on the Google Nexus 7 later this month, but there’s little word on when it’ll show up on other devices.
We’ll bring you the first news and previews from Berlin, including a look at the Galaxy Note 2 when it emerges. As for when you can get your hands on the new Note, it’s likely to arrive in October ahead of the Christmas rush.
The Note was the first oversized phone to poke the boundary between phone and tablet.
Twitter for iPhone and Android have been updated with some new features (as well as the new Twitter bird).
Expanded tweets adds several new partners as media sources to the app just like on web. This allows you to expand more tweets on the apps to get more content. For example tweets from sites such as Vimeo and Etsy will expand to show videos or images.
Events can now be discovered in the new app, events such as twitter.com/#NASCAR on your iPhone.
Search has seen some major improvements so you will receive more suggestions when searching people by both real name and @usernames.
Notifications has also been improved. You can now get notifications from people you follow when they send a tweet or retweet. This really helps you keep on top of particular users.