An 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note no longer exists solely in the realm of unicorns and Apple TVs. A Korean news site is reporting that Samsung mobile honcho JK Shin has confirmed plans to release a midsize version of the tablet.
Samsung's game plan of late seems to be to cover all bases, with a wide array of smartphones and tablets that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and price points.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has gone through some changes since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress in February. Benchmarks seen in early May suggested a quad-core upgrade, later confirmed late May when the tablet was seen at a Samsung event.
T-Mobile customers can breathe a sigh of relief today. Not just because the Samsung Galaxy Note II has been spotted with T-Mobile branding, but because the device doesn’t seem to feature the same carrier branded home button as the Verizon variant that we saw last month.
As great as the recent announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note II was yesterday, many of you out here in the States are wondering when the device will land in U.S. retailers, right? Well Samsung confirmed yesterday that the 5.5-inch behemoth will indeed be available “later in 2012″. Here’s the full statement below:
“Samsung Mobile is planning a U.S.
October 24 has long been speculated as the day Samsung would show off the US version of the Galaxy Note II. We can now stop the speculation as Samsung made the October 24th launch date official. The Galaxy Note II World Tour will be stopping in New York City on October 24, where there will likely be a press event to announce the price and official release date.
CES 2014 is the next big annual tech show, descending on Las Vegas in early January, it is believed that Samsung will hold off the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 unveiling until February and the Barcelona based Mobile World Congress, a show that is dedicated to smartphone and tablet launches.
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While most of the newer devices have already received Android 4.4, owners of slightly older devices have kept waiting. For owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S 3, that wait might not be much longer.
Previously being limited to just the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is going to be compatible with eight other devices. The company announced today that the Galaxy S III, S4, Note II, Galaxy S4 mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, and S4 zoom are all en route to be used with the Gear smartwatch.