Spec Comparison: Galaxy Note 3 vs. G2 vs. Moto X vs. Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One

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Now that we have had a chance to go hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it’s time to check the device out on paper and see how it compares to other flagship phones of the moment. In the table below, you’ll see the Note 3 vs. the LG G2, Moto X, Galaxy S4, and HTC One. Also, we tossed together another table showing how it stacks up to Samsung’s last few releases, including the Note 2.  (more…)

AT&T Announces Jelly Bean Update for the Original Galaxy Note

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Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) is finally ready for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note. Yes, the original. AT&T announced the update this morning as going live today, May 3, so be on the lookout should you still own this device.

With Android 4.1, you get all sorts of new features over Ice Cream Sandwich. Google Now is probably the most important, but you’ll see better and smarter notifications, along with a “premium package of new features including Popup Note, which allows users to instantly and conveniently write down directions, phone numbers, and other information while on a call. Popup Video and Browser allow users to watch video or browse the web while performing other tasks.”

Instructions for downloading and installing the update over Kies can be found at the links below.

Via:  ATT | Samsung

Samsung Reportedly Planning on Large AMOLED Screen for Their Next Galaxy Tab

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Even though Samsung has their Galaxy Note devices that include a tablet with a 10.1″ screen, it seems they don’t want to let their Galaxy Tab line die quite yet. SamMobile has information from their sources that says the next iteration of the Galaxy Tab is coming in the near future and that Samsung will be utilizing AMOLED displays in 7 and 10″ inch devices.

Samsung already makes the Nexus 10 tablet with one of the best displays in the market at the moment, but it looks like they don’t want to stop there. They have reportedly received lots of positive feedback on their AMOLED displays and want to work that into a larger tablet size, which up until this point has been hard to do. The rumor states that we would end up seeing this new high resolution tablet unveiled at IFA this year alongside the Galaxy Note 3.

Via: SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy Note and S2 to Receive Android 4.2.2, Galaxy S3 and Note 2 to Receive Android 5.0

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According to a Samsung insider, the OEM is currently making plans to upgrade certain devices to the upcoming Android 5.0 operating system. From what was reported, it looks like the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 can expect to see it, as well as the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Galaxy Note 8.0. Android 5.0, which is rumored to be named Key Lime Pie, should be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O event in May.  (more…)

Samsung Updating International Galaxy Note to 4.1.2, Brings Nature UX and More

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The Galaxy Note 2 may be all the rage right now, but the original Note is still out in consumer’s hands around the world. Samsung has started rolling out an update to bring the device up to Android 4.1.2 as long as you have the GT-N7000 (international) model.

While this might not be 4.2.2, the build is now JZO54K and comes with tons of features like Multi-Window and new notifications. All the S-Pen integration is still there and Samsung has ditched the old UI for the more modern Nature UX that you find on the Galaxy S3. Check Samsung KIES if you can’t wait for it to be pulled to your device.

Via: SamMobile

Samsung Invests Big in Stylus-Maker Wacom, S-Pen’s Future Looking Pretty Bright

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has become known for having the S-Pen everywhere it goes. Samsung and developers alike have made apps specifically for the S-Pen, but Samsung wants to make the writing experience a little bit better. Today, the popular pen tablet maker, Wacom, has announced that Samsung has laid out $58.9 million for a 5% share in the company.

Wacom owns an enormous 85% of the pen tablet market worldwide, so if anyone knows styli, it’s Wacom. This money will go towards a better relationship between Wacom and Samsung and “product development to be supplied to Samsung Electronics.” Samsung’s S-Pen is already pretty useful, so it looks like they’re going to make it even better with this new deal.

Via: Engadget

Rumors: Samsung’s “Project J,” Galaxy S4, New Note, and a 13.3-inch Tablet

New rumors out of Korea and obtained by SamMobile, introduce us to Samsung’s “Project J,” which could be the codename for the new Galaxy S device, along with a new Note, and a big ol’ 13.3″ tablet. According to this rumor, “Project J” will be introduced in April as the next generation of Galaxy S devices, something we assume means Galaxy S4 (or Galaxy SIV). Their sources had no other details, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone that followed the maximum security that surrounded the Galaxy S3.  (more…)