CTIA 2012 we got a few additional looks of the Samsung Galaxy S III and today we have one more. While hanging out in New Orleans we caught up with Ryan Bidan, Director of Product Marketing for Samsung Mobile, who was happy to provide us with a hands-on comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S III and the current flagship 5.3-inch Galaxy Note.
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Samsung Galaxy Note owner jealous of the international model's shiny new official Ice Cream Sandwich update, you can take solace in yet another Android 4.0 leak for the American version. BriefMobile got their hands on the official software and posted it for download. If you're running the older version, you may want to upgrade: the newer ROM brings significant bug fixes, though it's far from perfect.
Samsung Galaxy Note all gussied up with the official build of Ice Cream Sandwich, playing around with the S-Pen and generally making other smartphone owners feel like the guy who brought a Kia to a monster truck rally. What could you do to make the Galaxy Note even more audacious? Why, add a massive extended battery complete with replacement cover of course! Enter Mugen Power, which is now offering a 5400mAh replacement battery for the popular phablet.
Galaxy Note, finally delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to the company's eager phablet fans. The near-320mb upgrade, spotted first Note owner Devin Balentina, brings with it not only the performance improvements of ICS, but Samsung's Premium Suite of new apps for the handset.
Galaxy Note has proven to be a surprising hit, with Samsung claiming over 5 million worldwide sales since the oversized phone's introduction. And with so much more screen than anything else on the market, conscientious owners will no doubt want to protect their investment. Enter OtterBox, makers of some of the toughest consumer gadget protectors on the planet. The company was on hand at CTIA 2012 to show off the latest addition to their Defender series for the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note case is OtterBox's usual massive hunk of rubber and plastic, made all the more massive for the phone's already large size. Cutouts and access tabs are found in the usual places for the power jack and headphone port, with overly protective adapted outer buttons for power and volume. This case in particular has to accommodate an unusually large hole going straight down to the device's plastic shell, to allow for finger access to the S-Pen stylus. The rest of the case is very similar to the other entrants in the Defender series (check out new OtterBox cases for the HTC One S and DROID Incredible 4G LTE here) in that it roughly follows the lines and style of the device within, while adding an astonishing amount of drop and crack protection. OtterBox did not say when the case would be available at retail, or for how much. But given the level of fit and finish on display, I'd say it'll be ready later this summer. [timeline] [gallery] [device id=1438]
Galaxy Note (N7000) on sale for the low low price of only $499. While it's cheaper on contract, to buy it outright it was previously priced at $649, so you might wanna hurry.
own at Draw Something? Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note who are also fans of the popular custom ROM CyanogenMod need no longer ask this question. The latest version of the ROM adds a few more features, including support for Samsung's S-Pen, an active digitizer stylus that uses Wacom technology for accuracy and precision. You can download the ported ROM from this XDA thread - sorry, AT&T users, it's only for the international Galaxy Note for now.
TmoNews, three of the biggest players for T-Mobile will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The internal screenshot shows the Samsung Galaxy S II getting ICS on May 14th, with HTC's Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G (which already has an ICS leak) following on June 16th.
HTC One S. And the good times are going to keep rolling: we'd previously heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note was on it's way to Magenta, and now TmoNews has got the proof. Here's the 5.3-inch smartphone hanging out next to its relatively diminutive little brother, the Galaxy S II.
Galaxy Note has become a surprising hit: the last we heard from Samsung, the 5.3-inch Android smartphone had sold an amazing 5 million units worldwide. This has inspired some competition from the likes of LG (with the Optimus Vu) and Panasonic (with the ELUGA Power), and now it looks like Chinese manufacturer ZTE us joining in the fray. Company representatives told Reuters that they were planning not one but two "phablets" for an unspecified release date.