After Android 4.3 Jelly Bean arrived on the Galaxy S III last month, Galaxy Note II users have been eagerly anticipating an update of their own. And although it hasn’t quite made its way into consumer hands yet, it looks like it is close, with Samsung service centers now getting the release.
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Samsung has today posted an official TV commercial featuring the new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. The 30-second clip highlights the handset’s new faux leather backing, how its S Pen stylus can be used to “take action instantly,” and a number of TouchWiz features like AirCommand and Multi Window.
There’s also a brief glimpse at the Galaxy Note 3’s official Smart View case.
If you somehow missed Samsung’s IFA announcements this week, then this 18-minute video that the South Korean company uploaded to its YouTube channel will teach you everything you need to know about the new Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Now that Samsung has finally uncovered the Galaxy Note 3, you’re probably wondering when you’ll be able to pick one up in the United States. Well, the first official launch dates come from AT&T and T-Mobile, both of which will be offering the device next month. T-Mobile will also be selling the counterpart Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Samsung appears to be gearing up to launch yet another threat against the iPad with two new slates that’ll boast mouthwatering 2560×1600 displays. One is expected to offer a 10-inch screen that’s just slightly bigger than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display, while the other will be a larger 12.2-inch model.
Samsung is said to be planning a 12.2-inch variant of its Galaxy Note tablet for the third quarter of 2013 in an effort to compete with the rumored “iPad maxi.” The Korean electronics giant reportedly wants to be first to produce a larger slate.
On Thursday, March 14, Samsung will unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV at an event in New York City’s Times Square. The Korean company has been very secretive about its next-generation Android flagship — as it was with the Galaxy S III last year — but pictures of the new device may have been leaked ahead of its official debut.
The image you see above was posted to Chinese forum 52 Samsung, and it’s just one of many of that purportedly show the Galaxy S IV. The handset looks a lot like a Galaxy Note II — albeit a slightly smaller version — but according to a benchmark test, its internals are very different.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected boast a new “floating touch” technology that will allow users to interact with the display without actually touching it. Samsung already offers a similar feature with its Galaxy Note devices and their accompanying S Pens. But the Galaxy S IV will use your finger, rather than a stylus.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — I’ve used both the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note II for fairly lengthy periods, and although I’ve quickly gotten used to their super-sized displays, there was one thing that never failed to frustrate me. Samsung didn’t make the capacitive buttons beneath the display compatible with the S Pen, so when you’re working with the stylus, you have to move it out of the way and use your fingers to go back or access a menu.
Sure, it’s only a small flaw, but it’s still a frustrating one — as I’m sure anyone who’s ever owned a Galaxy Note will tell you. Thankfully, Samsung has fixed this with the new Galaxy Note 8.0.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -Mobile World Congress 2013 is now underway here in Barcelona, and there’s one device we couldn’t wait to get our hands on: the Galaxy Note 8.0 — Samsung’s answer to the iPad mini. In addition to its 8-inch display, the device boasts a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and of course, the Note’s trademark S Pen.
But can it give the iPad mini a run for its money?