Anyone who likes having LTE connectivity with their tablet may want to check out Samsung’s (005930) LTE-capable Galaxy Note 10.1 that will go on sale at Verizon (VZ) stores starting on March 7th for $600. The Note 10.1, which Samsung unveiled three separate times last year, features a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch WXGA LCD display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera for video chats, Samsung’s S Pen stylus and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Verizon says that customers can add the LTE-capable Note 10.1 to their Share Anything data plans for an additional $10 a month.
Owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 will be happy to learn that Samsung (005930) has begun to update their tablets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The company announced its plans earlier this week, revealing that the Note’s update includes “dramatic improvements to the multitasking and S Pen features,” while the Tab 2 will bring the company’s Premium Suite of features and productivity apps to the device. The addition of Jelly Bean will also give the tablets access to Google Now, Google’s (GOOG) personal assistant feature, and improved performance with Project Butter. The update is available now for Wi-Fi models of the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung (005930) aimed high when it unveiled its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for the third time last week. Calling the new Note nothing short of “life-changing,” Samsung focused on the slate’s S Pen stylus integration as a key differentiating factor that will change the way we use tablets forever. Despite a wide range of criticism, we found that Samsung’s stylus features indeed added some great capabilities in certain cases. Did Samsung live up to the expectations set by own marketing jargon, though? One industry watcher doesn’t think so. More →
See, Apple (AAPL)? It is possible to make a super-thin tablet that can be repaired by mere mortals after all. The repair gurus iFixit have torn down the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Note 10.1 and have found that the device is not only thinner than the Apple iPad but also vastly easier to repair. Unlike the newest iPad, which scored a dismal 2 out of 10 on iFixit’s repairability scale, the Note 10.1 scored a strong 8 out of 10 and iFixit in particular praised the tablet for using only Phillips screws and for not using complicated ribbon cables that hinder repairers’ efforts to replace parts. iFixit says that the Note 10.1 was able to retain its repairability despite packing a quad-core processor and 32GB of internal storage into a frame that measures just 8.9 millimeters thin. More →
We’re live at Samsung’s (005930) press conference in New York, where the company has just taken the wraps off of its upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. For the third time. The slate was first introduced in late February during Mobile World Congress, and we yawned a bit when we took a hands-on look at the Galaxy Note 10.1 later that day. We clearly weren’t the only ones yawning, so Samsung wisely took the tablet back to its workshop and made some key revisions. The resulting slate was re-announced on August 6th, fresh with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch WXGA LCD display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a secondary 1.9 megapixel camera for video chats, Samsung’s S Pen stylus system and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now, Samsung has finally announced launch details for its new and improved Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet — the new Note will launch on August 16th in the U.S. starting at $499 for the 16GB model and $549 for the 32GB version. Samsung also stated that it has sold more than 10 million Galaxy Note smartphones since the device launched last year.
Samsung (005930) on Monday announced that its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will finally be released in August. The company first took the wraps off the new Note tablet in February during the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, but it was essentially just a Galaxy Tab with a stylus at that time and Samsung wisely decided to tap the brakes and retool its new slate. Specs now include a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch WXGA LCD display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a secondary 1.9 megapixel camera for video chats, Samsung’s S Pen stylus system and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi with HSPA+ versions of the tablet will launch this month and a 4G LTE-equipped Galaxy Note 10.1 will become available later this year. A video and Samsung’s full press release follow below. More →
Samsung (005930) first took the wraps off its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet about five months ago during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Truth be told, the full-sized counterpart for Samsung’s Galaxy Note “phablet” was boring at best, and Samsung reportedly took it back to the shop for some tweaks ahead of launch. Following a brief appearance on Amazon’s site that suggested a July 30th launch, the Note tablet is now the star of its first commercial. Samsung is still staying silent regarding when we might finally see the slate launch, but an announcement in the coming days is looking increasingly likely ahead of a launch later this month. More →
Get ready for excitement, stylus fans! Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 briefly appeared on Amazon for preorder and apparently the tablet will officially hit stores July 30th. Engadget reports that the Note 10.1 has since been pulled from Amazon since it is not actually available for preorder yet. The Note 10.1 is a tablet version of the original Galaxy Note phablet that has proven to be a hit despite baffled reactions from reviewers. In addition to its S-Pen stylus, the Galaxy Note 10.1 features a 10.1-inch display screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800-pixels, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”). The device is priced at a hefty $549 so Samsung is apparently unfazed by the recent onslaught of cheap Android tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. More →
As previously reported, after a less than stellar unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February, Samsung delayed the launch of its Galaxy Note 10.1 in order to make revisions. The original Galaxy Note 10.1 featured a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display, a dual-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 3-megapixel rear camera. The slate utilized Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, however unlike its “phablet” counterpart, the device lacked a slot to store the nifty stylus. Samsung has addressed the issue in the redesigned version of its upcoming tablet, and the company added a new quad-core Exynos processor as well, according to Tablet Community. Unfortunately, the South Korea vendor has not announced a release date for the device. A second image follows below. More →
While we may finally have pricing and release dates for a majority of Samsung’s updated Galaxy line of music players and tablets, launch details for the Galaxy Note 10.1 that debuted at Mobile World Congress in February has remained a mystery. A company spokesperson told The Verge on Wednesday that Samsung has no release date to announce for the device yet, but the slate that was revealed in February may not match the final product that will will ship to end users. The “original” Galaxy Note 10.1 featured a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display and was equipped with a dual-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM and a 3-megapixel rear camera. Earlier rumors have suggested that Samsung may upgrade the slate to a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. More →
Samsung on Monday admitted that it has failed to gain ground in the tablet market while Apple’s iPad continues to proliferate at an increasing pace. Speaking with reporters at Mobile World Congress, a Samsung product strategy executive stated plainly that Samsung has a lot of work to do if it hopes to gain ground with its tablet portfolio. “Honestly, we’re not doing very well in the tablet market,” Samsung’s Hankil Yoon said, according to CNET. Read on for more. More →
Somehow making the original Galaxy Note look positively diminutive in size, the newly announced Galaxy Note 10.1 is a proper 10.1-inch tablet from Samsung. Sporting a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, HSPA+, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.1, the only thing you won’t be able to do with this slate is place an actual call. Then again, given how ridiculous the original Note looks held up to the side of a human head, we’re not so sure this is a bad thing. In use, the Note 10.1 is snappy and responsive, and the S-pen implementation is well executed. Does the world need another 10-inch tablet? We can’t answer that one way or the other, but Samsung certainly has a competent device on its hands. Check out the gallery below for some hands-on pics!
Although Samsung confirmed that it will not be holding a press conference at this month’s Mobile World Congress, the vendor is still expected to unveil new devices at the show. New evidence suggests that the Galaxy Note 10.1, which appears alongside the original Galaxy Note in a MWC Developer Day invitation, could be among Samsung’s announcements according to The Verge. To throw fuel on the fire, a casting call for a Samsung commercial was also discovered that invited a “teen student” to audition for the role of a Galaxy Note 10.1 user. The casting call — which is no longer active on the site — mentioned an early February shoot, which supports the idea of a MWC debut. BGR exclusively reported in December that Samsung will also unveil an 11.6-inch tablet in Barcelona this month. The device would be equipped with an 11.6-inch 2,560 x 1,600-pixel display and a dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU clocked at 2GHz. Screenshots of the developer invitation and casting call that mention the Galaxy Note 10.1 can be found after the break. More →