Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the company?s flagship slate, a tablet that the Korean giant would want you to use for productivity, almost as a laptop replacement. With 2015 just around the corner it is inevitable that Samsung is working on an updated version, and PhoneArena uncovered some key details about the device.
Last week I told you about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, a new version of the company's flagship smartphone, the normal GS5. I ragged on this handset a fair bit because I basically think it is a waste of time and is just Samsung trying to squeeze the last round of dollars from its handset during the holiday season.
Samsung has kept quiet regarding its plans for Android 5.0 Lollipop, aside from a teaser image of the Galaxy Note 4 amidst Lollipops of course. However, the Note 4 is shipping with Android KitKat and the Korean company has not given any specific dates as to when any of its smartphones will get Google's latest and greatest software. However, reports are starting to paint a clearer picture.
How many Galaxy Note 4 units did Samsung sell? That's a question I have been asked a lot over the a last couple of weeks as Apple fans wanted to rub salt into the wound of their rivals, and Samsung fans wanted to prove that the company can hold its own against the iPhone. Well, the answer is in according to Korean news outlets, and it is actually good news for both sides of the fence.
Samsung's latest low end offering has made itself a bit more real today as the device passed through the FCC and looks set to get a launch in the US soon. We have already heard plenty about the budget Galaxy A3, the smallest of a new range of devices based off Samsung's Galaxy Alpha. The others in the range will be the A5 and A7, all three due to launch together in November and all three boasting the high end appeal of the Alpha.
Samsung is often criticized for its designs, with many people claiming their devices are cheaply made and overly plastic in feel. The truth is it has been a valid criticism at times, but the Korean giant is taking more steps to solve that, such as the Galaxy Alpha series and the new Galaxy Note 4. There are still issues, such as cutting corners with things like faux leather, but Samsung seems to be on the right track.
Those familiar with Samsung and Verizon will know that the Korean company tends to release developer editions of its smartphones with the US carrier. History is repeating itself as Samsung has leaked the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, which will probably come to Big Red, although if you want one you will have to be willing to spend big.
Samsung's new(ish) relationship with Barnes & Noble has already resulted in one new product, the Nook powered Galaxy Tab 4. The union has now doubled its product range with the announcement of the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, a larger Nook/Galaxy slate that is as much full blown tablet as it is e-reader.
While many companies have emerged to confirm their Android 5.0 Lollipop plans, the Korean giants have been quiet. Samsung has today offered its first tease to at least one of its smartphones getting the latest and greatest version of Google?s mobile platform.
Nobody does market saturation quite like Samsung. Just in case you needed a new flavour of the company's Galaxy S5 smartphone the Korean giant has issued the Galaxy S5 Plus in Europe. The device showed up on a Dutch Samsung page and joins the normal Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 LTE-A, but do we really need this device?