There is a lot of news revolving around the Samsung Galaxy Note, in its present form, future form and bigger format. Currently the Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android 4.0 and may be updated. The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has some improved features.
Note 2 2 Be Revealed 4 IFA
It has been officially revealed by Reuters that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be announced in late August before IFA according to Reuters. "We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29," a Samsung spokesman said.
T-Mo Note 8/8 Release Date
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note phablet will have an August 8 release date and comes with a stylus that allows to handwriting to be turned into text. The Samsung Galaxy Note appeared the Olympics Opening Ceremonies.
Features of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 5.3" screen, stylus, 8 GB camera, front camera, Wi-Fi calling and HSPA+ capabilities. The price is $250 with a contract from T-Mobile.
SG Note 10.1 Hits the Big Time in August
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available later this month with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 10.1 touchscreen, The feature that gives it the Note name is the stylus that can be used to draw pictures, take notes and actually input text very quickly. This S Pen is larger than the phablet note pen and closer in look and feel to a standard ink pen.
S Pen enabled apps include S Note, Polaris Office and Adobe Photoshop Touch, that automatically launch when the stylus is removed from the internal holder. All Galaxy Note 10.1 models will offer Wi-Fi, optional features will be Wi-Fi with HSPA+ or a 4G LTE model coming out later.
The Note 10.1 has a Multiscreen feature where you can view webpages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be released first in South Korea, Germany, the U.S., and the U.K., and then gradually roll out to other markets starting later this month. Since it is a fairly new device it most likely will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung has made no official announcement yet. The price in other countries is in the $700 range.
SG Note Updates to Android 4.1 JB?
In the purely rumor anonymous source department, it has been rumored that Samsung is testing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy Note. It is also not clear if the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will launched with Android 4.0 or 4.1. It will get eventually get an update. Updates to Jelly Bean are reportedly expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.