Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 tipped with 5.5-inch screen

Samsung may be preparing a successor to the highly popular Galaxy Note according to various tips and reports. While the phablet received mixed reviews and plenty of criticism for its larger than usual size, Samsung has sold over 7 million to date, and are apparently getting ready to launch a new and improved version later this year.

HTC One XXL concept phone is drool-worthy

We've heard rumors of HTC's answer to the Galaxy Note, i.e. the latest entry in the "phablet" for factor, for a while. And while the One X is a beast of a phone, we couldn't help but wonder how it might change if it were made to be more like the pachyderm's proffered smartphone. Thankfully someone with a lot more talent than any of us actually put his dreaming aside to create the HTC One XXL, a concept device that uses HTC's One family principles for a Galaxy Note killer.

Release dates for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note rumored

T-Mobile users looking for a new phone, today is a good day for your prospects. TmoNews (which tends to be pretty reliable in these matters) has just posted leaked dates for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note, and both the upcoming T-Mobile (Huawei) MyTouch phones. We're certain that all of these phones are coming, and sooner rather than later, so it's nice to get some validation even in rumor form.

Samsung Galaxy Note ICS source code now available

For all the ire that Samsung draws with its TouchWiz interface and mostly late software updates, the company is surprisingly forward when it comes to supporting the open source aspects of Android. Bootloaders aren't an issue (we're looking at you, Moto and HTC) and source code is delivered in a timely manner. So it is with the Galaxy Note: a couple of weeks after sending out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to international models, they've posted the source code for same.

AT&T Galaxy Note gets newer and more stable ICS leak

If you're an AT&T 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.

Galaxy Note 5400mAh extended battery makes it even more massive

So you've got your gigantic 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.