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?
Google finally got around to updating Google Search on the web for tablets. In the past tablets were always sent to the desktop version of Google, but that was obviously designed for desktops. The mobile version was not a good fit either. So Google tweaked the desktop version with tablets in mind. Basically the certain elements are larger and more touch input friendly. Go ahead and give it a try by going to www.google.com on your Honeycomb 3.1+ tablet.
Last summer, Dell released its 5 inch Dell Streak which made people start to think about the phone/tablet hybrid possibility. Samsung is rumored to be working on the same thing. The rumor is that they will announced a 5.3 inch phone called Galaxy Q this September at IFA 2011.
The report suggests that the phone will have 4G connectivity via an LTE connection as well as a Super AMOLED Plus display. I have played with Samsung’s 4.5 inch Infuse, which packs a Super AMOLED Plus display, and the screen is beyond stunning. The only drawback is that the screen resolution is stuck at 800 x 480. If Samsung can bump the resolution up to say qHD (960 x 540), then no other screen could hold a candle to its beauty.
Would you be interested in a 5.3 inch phone by Samsung?
This is what Engadget would call a KIRF (Keeping It Real Fake) device. Just a half-baked attempt at making a device that looks nearly identical to another more famous product by an unknown company. The company AnyDATA is responsible for creating this deformed cousin of the original Galaxy Tab.
The knockoff, AMD 120/810, looks fairly good on paper but will likely fall apart the first day you own it. It has two versions, one with a 1.2 GHz CPU and one with a 1.5 GHz CPU. Both of the CPU’s are Qualcomm Snapdragons. It also has a WSVGA display, which is the same resolution of the original Galaxy Tab. There is also a whole slew of features such as GPS, USB, Bluetooth, and more. No reason to keep going because buying this would be a disgrace to anybody with a shred of self respect.
The most interesting thing is that it has Android 3.0 Honeycomb preinstalled with a rip of TouchWiz 3.0. If this clunky paperweight has Honeycomb, then why can’t current Galaxy Tab owners have it? Oh well, XDA has got us covered.
Source – Hot Hardware
Samsung plans on developing extremely high resolution displays for tablets years out in the future. The Galaxy Tab has a 1024 x 600 resolution with ~170 ppi.
The next round of displays will likely have a 200 – 300 ppi, which is close to what Apple determines is the resolution required for the human eye to not differentiate between pixels. These tablets will be able to squeeze out 8 hours on one charge are labeled as thin.
Closer to 2015, the Galaxy Tab displays will have resolutions of 300 – 400 ppi and are Ultra Thin. Most astoundingly is that they will have even lower battery consumption and get 10 hours of life on a 24.8 Wh battery.
Samsung is holding out on the whole 3D fad until it sees how many consumers react to it. If they do decide to go into the 3D market, then they foresee developing glasses-free 3D displays as well.