The Galaxy Note II (Galaxy Note 2) has finally been unveiled by Samsung after months of rumors and leaks. As expected, it has a 5.5-inch screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution and Super AMOLED technology.
The Note II also has an extremely powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and spacious 2 GB of RAM. Storage configurations include 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB with an option to expand via microSD. The cameras on the Galaxy Note II include both an 8 MP rear shooter and a 1.9 MP front-facing one. The battery on the Galaxy Note II is even larger than the one in the original Galaxy Note at 3,100 mAh.
Another day, another Android 4.0 update. The Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 8.9 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for over the air installation or via Samsung Kies if you prefer.
Who has not gotten an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich yet? Leave your device model and country in the comments below.
The rumors are continuing to ramp up as we get closer to the Galaxy Note 2 announcement on August 29th.
The latest rumors indicate a slightly lower screen resolution than the previous Galaxy Note at 1280 x 720 vs 1280 x 800. Other specs include a 5.5-inch screen, 16 GB / 32 GB storage, 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 CPU, and 4G LTE.
As you might guess, the new Galaxy Player 5.8 has a 5.8-inch screen. That seems like a nice size for a tablet that potentially can fit into many pockets. Too bad Samsung ruined it by putting a low resolution screen on the Galaxy Player 5.8. It is a qHD display, which means it has a resolution of 960 x 540. The PPI on a screen that size is about 190. This is definitely a plan to cut the price of the tablet, but it might kill it for a lot of people.
Not many other specs are known other than a VGA front camera, 2,500 mAh battery, and 16/32 GB storage options. We should learn more about it at IFA in the coming days.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had an injunction placed on it in the United States since June 26. Now that the jury has ruled in favor of Samsung on one of the patents that justified the injunction, Samsung thinks that it should be removed.
I think it is ridiculous that it was even banned in the first place. Not only does it look different than the iPad, it is also over a year old. Not many people would even try to buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 if it was available for sale in the United States.
Source: The Verge
The verdict is in for the monumental Apple vs Samsung case. While Samsung lost overall having to pay $1.05 billion, the jury found that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe on the iPad’s design patent (D504889). This is the rounded rectangle patent. The patent is still valid, but Samsung was not found to infringe it.
The products that were found to infringe patents were all smart phones and not the Galaxy Tab line.
Source: The Verge
I received an email yesterday informing me that the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus had received an Ice Cream Sandwich update a couple of days ago. After doing a little searching on the web, it appears to be true. The update is available OTA or via Kies. It will upgrade your Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi only model to Android 4.0.4, which is miles ahead of the Honeycomb software previously installed.
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The Galaxy Note 2 (or Galaxy Note II if you prefer) has just been teased in a video for Samsung Mobile UNPACKED. Not much is seen of the phone besides extremely close shots of the S Pen being removed and in action. There is no way of telling if the leaked photos are indeed accurate from this video.
The first ten seconds of the video shows seemingly random video clips. My guess is they were filmed on the Galaxy Note 2. The whole video is a jumbled mess designed to not show much off, but watch the teaser if you are dying for a glimpse at the rumored 5.5-inch phone.
James Franco is an actor that is, perhaps, most known for his work in the Spider-Man trilogy. You can see a bunch of his other work on IMDb. Why am I talking about James Franco? Because he is in a new Samsung commercial for the Galaxy Note 10.1.
The commercial is more than a little bit ridiculous. It plays off Franco’s image of a man with man talents. Of course, a man who wears many hats needs a tablet with true multitasking! I hope one day to be as rich as James Franco, just so I can afford a toaster that launches toast several feet into the air.
Read more to watch the commercial.