If you’re still using an original Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, don’t worry, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about you. The original Note 10.1, the GT-N8000, is starting to see prompts for an update to Android 4.4.2 in Germany, both OTA and through Samsung Kies.
The update brings the device up to par with other Samsung devices on KitKat, bringing better performance and battery life, some redesigned interface elements (think white status bar icons) and wireless printing support, plus everything that’s native to KitKat.
Samsung is likely using Germany to test out the update at first, so we’ll probably see it pushed out to the rest of the world pretty soon.
Twitter user @evleaks has leaked out the press images for Verizon’s 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1— the tablet, which saw the release of its WiFi version back in October, will feature 3GB of RAM and will come in 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB versions, all of which can support an additional 64 GB of memory via microSD. The screen will be a 2560×1600 Super clear LCD display. Processor is still unknown, but could either be a 1.9 GHz Octa Core processor or a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, but we’re going with the latter.
Expect official information from Verizon shortly.
Samsung, the company that has no problem marketing its products is still at it and this time they’ve brought MVP LeBron James back for some more Samsung promo love. It was announced earlier this week that Samsung and the NBA struck a $100 million dollar deal where the association will use and promote Samsung products. To kick things off, Sammy is showcasing their new commercial which aired on opening night for the Miami Heat, touting their products with LeBron’s help.
The two minute spot shows off the four-time MVP using his Note 3 Galaxy Gear and Note 10.1 tab to capture personal and profession interactions with family and fellow NBA players. You can see LeBron tank a golf shot in the drink, video chatting with his son and even a little driveway B-ball for the NBA championship winning shot. Check out the video below in full and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Samsung has put out the official introduction video for their 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The four and a half minute video shows off the new Note’s light, compact design which is apparently inspired by classic notebooks, and its stunning 2560×1600 display. Other features like Multi-Window, and S-Pen optimized features like Air command, S Finder and Action Memo are also featured in the intro video.
You can check out the video for yourself after the break.
It looks like the Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 10.1 (called the 2014 edition) will be available online and in stores starting October 10th. Two color options include jet black and classic white. The 16GB model will go for $550, while the 32GB model will have a $600 price tag. When you buy, you’ll get three months of Hulu Plus, a one-year subscription to Boingo hotspots, and 50GB extra Dropbox storage. You’ll also get a 12-week subscription to the New York Times and a year of Bloomberg Businessweek. It’s a pretty sweet deal, so if you like what you hear, grab one when pre-orders begin online tomorrow night at midnight. Hit the break for the full press release.
Previous rumors pinpointed March 7 for the release of the Verizon LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (SCH-i925). Samsung just dropped us a line confirming the date and the price will be $599 for both in stores and online. It’s basically the same Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi-only version we reviewed last year, but with the addition of Verizon Wireless LTE connectivity. It sure is a hefty price to pay, but the good news is you won’t be on a contract, and if you’re on their Share Everything plan, you can can simply add it for only $10 extra per month.
With the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 hitting Verizon, why not U.S. Cellular? Well U.S. Cellular just announced that it’s available in both stores and online. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was the first actual tablet (not a phablet) in the Note line, which means you get to enjoy all the great features found on the phone on a much larger display. It’s priced at $499 and as a refresher it sports a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) LCD display, a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 16GB of storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage, 7,000mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, WiFi Direct, USB 2.0 Host, mHL, iR LED, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Of course you can’t forget about the S Pen. Hit the break for the full presser.
It’s been about a month since the US variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi received its Jelly Bean update. That’s apparently how long it takes for the update to make it down to Australia. Our Aussie friends are now receiving the 505MB Jelly Bean update. The update brings the Note 10.1 to Android version 4.1.2 and includes the Premium Suite, including multi-window, found on the Galaxy Note II.
Samsung is getting into a loving mood by introducing a new variation of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for both Korea and additional global markets. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the new tablet will feature a special-edition Garnet Red color and come fired up with full LTE connectivity as well— giving customers yet another way to connect to those various 4G networks out there. Aside from the LTE chip built-in and the Garnet Red color, the tablet will pretty be identical to the original by including a quad-core Exynos chip, 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 display, 5MP + 1.9MP FFC cameras and all those fun S-Pen bells and whistles.
There’s no word on pricing and availability of the new color variation— but we suspect that we will see something in Korea and additional markets soon… very soon.
Over the course of the past week owners of Samsung Galaxy tablets, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the different versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, have been receiving an Android update to bring them up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For the Galaxy Note 10.1, the upgrade includes not only the Jelly Bean improvements, but Samsung’s Premium Suite as well. All of the devices also benefit from a variety of Touchwiz improvements.
For more details about the improvements, check the press release after the break.