This is the Galaxy Note 10.1. It is a larger version of the Galaxy Note I reviewed not too long ago, and uses the S pen once again to take care of business on its Android 4.0 with Touchwiz-enhanced software. What differentiates the Galaxy Note 10.1 from the Galaxy Tab 2 is that apps can run in “multiscreens” or windows. So you can take notes while on the internet, for example. More importantly there’s content creation apps like Photoshop Touch (just released for the iPad this morning) and Adobe Ideas, plus the usual suite of Android and Samsung apps, as well as the note-taking apps that let you make full use of the included S Pen.
Hardware specs include: A 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, has a 1280×800 resolution 10.1-inch screen, and options for 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage space. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (stated earlier) and is powered by a 7,000 mAh battery (same size as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1). Cellular options are also going to be available.
Press release after the break.
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Just in time for all the upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets comes Skype for Windows Phone, in beta. Calls and video chats can be made over 3G, 4G, and WiFi. Skype users can also make calls to landlines and mobiles with the app, whilst Microsoft has certified a number of specific devices for Skype Windows Phone that can run it the “best”, including the Nokia Lumia 710, Lumia 800, HTC TITAN, HTC Radar , Samsung Focus S, and Samsung Focus Flash. From here on out the app will be updated consistently until out of beta.
Via: Skype for Windows Phone, Skype Blog
Nokia always makes good use of Carl Zeiss lenses, but the 41-megapixel camera on the Nokia 808 Pure View can shoot 7728 x 5354 photos in 16:9 format, or if you prefer 4:3, in 7152 x 536, which all is completely amazing and ridiculous.
The bad part? It runs Symbian, not Windows Phone 7.
Move along. Any extra details are at the source link. Via: Nokia
This special incarnation of Photoshop is not nearly as powerful as the desktop versions, but it still allows for multi-layer editing in ways never seen before; using your fingers to create intricate designs and edit images is also possible. Adobe Photoshop Touch will cost you $9.99, on the App Store. Adobe press release can be seen after the break. Via: LifeHacker
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It’s happening: Android 4.0 on newer devices (!). And with a strong start to Mobile World Congress 2012 in the beautiful Barcelona, Spain (where tech journos are adjusting to new foods, time zones, and languages), you can be sure in the following days more exciting announcements will be made. There’s announcements from Samsung (the new Galaxy Tab), LG, Sony, and HTC (the new One series, seen above). You can check out all the current (and upcoming) MWC 2012 news at this page.
This is the HTC One S. It’s a smartphone with 42MBps HSPA+ data speeds on T-Mobile will debut this Spring (at least by April). It measures 7.9mm thin, has a 4.3-inch AMOLED qHD screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 8-megapixel camera (same as the One X), 16GB of internal storage plus 25GB of free cloud-based Dropbox storage for two years. Other than that, not much else is incredible different than the HTC One X: it has an Android 4.0 ICS software build with Sense 4, and no prices to make mention of at the moment.
The HTC One X! A 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD with Gorilla Glass, Android 4.0 (with Sense 4) out of the box, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, 32GB of internal storage with 25GB of Dropbox storage, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing with 720p HD recording, and some serious photo specs: f/2 optics with an 8-megapixel back illuminated sensor and 1080p video capture. Beats Audio enhancements are also present on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, all in a 9.27 millimeter thin package with an 1,800mAh battery.
No prices yet, but still it looks to be a top-notch Android device worthy of combating the flagship Galaxy Nexus and comes out within the next 60 days on AT&T.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia P is a promising device with a launch set for Q2 of 2012. It it codenamed Nyphon, has a 4-inch “WhiteMagic” display encased in an aluminum unibody (works for bright environments), has an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording (as well as 3D photo-taking), a 1GHz dual-core processor with 16GB storage, NFC with Android 2.3 (4.0 will come as part of a update later), and will be available in either red, black or silver. It all sounds great.
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It is heavier and thicker than the original Tab 10.1, but still packs Ice Cream Sandwich with a 1GHz dual-core processor, much like the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The 10.1-inch screen is of 1280×800 resolution, backed-up with a VGA front-facing camera for video chats, a 3 megapixel shooter with 720p HD recording on the back, and a 7,000mAh battery. There still are 16GB or 32GB storage options (with microSD card slot), as well as the thicker measurements: weighing 588g, it measures 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7mm, meaning that it is much thicker than the previous 8.7mm seen on the original Tab 10.1.
Is that a deal-breaker? Not sure.
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Don’t get it wrong: using Google Chrome for Android (BETA) on an Ice Cream Sandwich phone on the Galaxy Nexus is fantastic. In fact, it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to the Android platform, besides the very OS version it runs on, Android 4.0. However, there were some kinks to be had at the time of release, but as of tonight, they have been mostly ironed out for now. Bugs including the fonts being way too large have been addressed, as well as more speed and stability. Go ahead and download the update to see what I mean.
Via: Android Market, Google Chrome Releases Blog