No, this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update we have been waiting for. Instead, it is a 70 MB update bringing a few new features. The first update is to the keyboard. Now there is a fifth row for numbers and an option to make the keyboard smaller for one handed typing. Next is some minor visual changes to the lockscreen. It should also be slightly easier to unlock after the update. Samsung also added a new widget to toggle the LED light. The last of the notable changes is an option to change the brightness of the screen while using the browser independently from the brightness of the screen normally.
Have you gotten the update yet?
Look out for the Galaxy Note next month.
This is definitely not the first time that different carriers had different names for virtually the same device. The latest rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note will be found on Verizon and Sprint later this year. They may also carry the name Galaxy Journal instead of Galaxy Note.
According to an “industry analyst” that spoke with the Examiner, the device is “certainly” coming to Verizon and Sprint during the first half of the year, potentially as the Galaxy Journal.
AT&T has already announced its variant of the Galaxy Note. Would you like to see more carriers offer this 5.3 inch hybrid device?
A new version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus was just announced at CES. This version is called Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus. Just like the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, it has a slightly different hardware design with the same basic specs. It was manufactured to sell in countries where Apple and Samsung have ongoing legal battles to circumvent any import bans.
So what is different about the Galaxy Tab 7.0N Plus? It has forward facing speakers that are visible. This will make the tablet sound louder and clearer (probably).
It costs €600 and comes in white and gray.
GTA III has been out for Android since December 15th. What is this game? GTA III is the more commonly known name for Grand Theft Auto 3. This is a sandbox styled game (Open World, you can do what you want) and was originally introduced for Playstation 2 in 2001 by the game development company Rockstar. It is set in a fictional city called Liberty City (Based off of New York City).
It is the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series to be produced with the use of a 3D Game Engine. It has combined elements of Third-Person-Shooters and driving games.
Just like we reported earlier, the Samsung Galaxy Note has found its way to AT&T. This AT&T model has a few characteristics differentiating it from the unlocked model. First, there are no physical buttons on the bottom. There are instead four capacitive buttons. Second, there is an LTE chipset in this handset for use on AT&T’s new LTE network with very promising speeds. The last difference is the 1.5 GHz processor instead of the 1.4 GHz processor found on the unlocked version. Since, Samsung did not come out and say that the 1.5 GHz processor will be Exynos, it is likely that it is not. The 1.4 GHz Exynos is probably better than the 1.5 GHz processor on the AT&T variant. The device still does seem snappy though.
The devices will come in either blue or white on an unannounced date.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a remarkable device with it’s 1.4 GHz dual core processor and 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display. Citizens of the United States will be able to finally buy one “in the coming weeks” through Verizon.
Amazingly, this LTE version of that Galaxy Tab 7.7 is still only as thick as the international version (7.9 mm). There is no information on when a Wi-Fi one will be available.
Unfortunately, it will launch with only Honeycomb 3.2 instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung will most likely upgrade this device to Ice Cream Sandwich eventually though.
Skype video calls are a breeze to create and enjoy on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. First install Skype from the Android Market. Then login with your Skype account. Obviously, if you do not have one, then you can create one on Skype.com. Then find a contact that you would like to call. (Note I just called myself on my laptop with another account.)