AT&T Galaxy Note ICS Update Review: First Impressions


The Samsung Galaxy Note ICS update finally arrived bringing Android 4.0.4 to the popular device and updating the Samsung S-Pen apps that use the Galaxy Note’s stylus. The Galaxy Note Android 4.0 update delivers noticeable subtle improvements and snappy performance after installing and restarting the device. This update is exciting for users that use the Galaxy Note S-Pen […]

Next-Generation Samsung S Pen Promises Even More Features for Galaxy Note


The Samsung S Pen, which is a digitizer that works on the company’s Galaxy Note line of tablets and debuted on the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet, may be gaining additional functionality and features. According to a patent application filed by the South Korean Android and Galaxy manufacturer, the new S Pen holder will add voice […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Pre-Orders Begin

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Pre-Orders Begin

Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, ahead of it’s anticipated launch in the U.S. According to PhoneArena, Amazon in the United States is now accepting orders for the 10-inch Galaxy Note and those willing to shell out $549 will be able to put their name down for a future device. […]

T-Mobile USA Prepping Navy Blue Galaxy Note Demo Units


Users on T-Mobile USA’s 4G HSPA+ network who are looking for an Android smartphone with a larger display may have only a little longer to wait as the nation’s fourth largest carrier is inching towards the launch and debut of Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note device. A leaked inventory sheet shows that T-Mobile carrier retail stores […]

Why I Bought a Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note Travel Companion

It seems obvious from the credible rumors of a taller iPhone that Apple didn’t get my message about wanting a wider screen phone, so I decided to trust those rumors and make a switch. I bought the biggest Android phone you can buy, a Samsung Galaxy Note from AT&T. I’m very pleased! Aside from getting […]

Samsung Series 5 Hybrid PC Combines Ultrabook, Tablet Concept


After Acer and Asus had unveiled their Windows 8 tablets with keyboard docks–a design that became popular with Asus’ Android-powered Transformer slates–Samsung took the stage at Computex to ready its own design of the same concept. Samsung is using magnets to secure the tablet to the keyboard dock, and like rivals Asus and Acer, the […]

Samsung Retooling 10-Inch Galaxy Note to Accomodate S-Pen, Quad-Core Exynos


It looks like not only is Samsung updating the internal components of its 10-inch Galaxy Note tablet–a device that will join the company’s 5.3-inch Note on the market today that’s sold as a smartphone–but the company will also be making some slight hardware revisions to the tablet as well. In particular, rather than requiring users […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Design Tweak Adds S-Pen Silo

Galaxy Note 10.1 with S-Pen holder

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was introduced at MWC 2012, but we’ve yet to hear much about the new tablet as Samsung pushes the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 as the go to 10-inch Android tablet. As it turns out, Samsung is tweaking the design of the Galaxy Note 10.1 to include a slot that holds the S-Pen, […]

Galaxy Note Killer App (Of My Dreams): Livescribe Smartpen

Galaxy Note 10.1

Apropos to the official announcement of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, Samsung also released the new version of their S Pen SDK (Software Development Kit). This includes new tools for people who want to develop apps that work with the S Pen. There are several new functions devs can take advantage of, but this one […]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Galaxy Note 10.1

After the Galaxy Note 5.3 ‘phablet’ release, Samsung is now announcing a purely tablet version of the device with the company’s S-Pen functionality in a 10.1-inch form factor. Like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be an Android slate that incorporates the S-Pen, which is based on Wacom’s digitizing technology for pen […]

Best Samsung Galaxy Note Accessories

Galaxy Note i717 Vehicle Navigation Mount & Car Charger

Now that the Galaxy Note is in the hot little hands of those who bought it yesterday or pre-ordered it, it’s time to think about accessories. Samsung makes a sweet cover that doesn’t add much thickness or weight to the phone, but they also make a handful of other useful add-ons. Some of them are […]

Galaxy S Pen and Holder Kit Mini-Review

Samsung Galaxy Note and S Pen

If you’re more comfortable using a regular-sized pen, Samsung has an accessory that should please you. The $59.99 Galaxy S Pen and Holder Kit has both an extra S Pen and a Holder that makes it the size of a normal pen. You get the side-button functionality and everything, just in a larger form factor.

Samsung Adding S Pen Stylus To The Next Generation Galaxy Tab?

Galaxy Note S Pen

In an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan says that having a pen interface similar to what we see with the Galaxy Note “continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes,” but won’t go so far as to say that the next 10.1-inch Tab will have a stylus. Still, the possibility has many all a-buzz with the possibility. I wouldn’t be sad to see a small stylus like the Note’s come with the next Tab as I’m a fan of stylii in general.

Samsung Galaxy Note Headed to Sprint and Verizon?

Galaxy Note

We’re pretty big fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note, so much so, that we awarded it with our Best Versatile Mobile Device award at CES 2012. Thing is, the version we saw was a 4G LTE device headed to AT&T’s network leaving little choice for consumers in the U.S. who want this 5.3-inch beast. Well, […]

Samsung Already Working on a Galaxy Note Successor?


It appears that Samsung may already be working on a successor to the Galaxy Note, a device that straddles the smartphone and tablet space with its 5.3-inch high resolution 1280 X 800-pixel display. Though there’s little information about the successor(s) to the original Galaxy Note, which will be headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network soon […]

Samsung Galaxy Note S-Pen Hands-On (Video)

Galaxy Note S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an unusual phone in many respects, though I’ve noticed most people focus more on the size. As a fan of big phones that’s not what interests me most. It’s the S Pen that I’m intrigued by. Unlike the digitized pen for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, the S Pen doesn’t have […]

Galaxy Note Confirmed for North American Release


Samsung’s high-resolution 5-inch tablet-phone hybrid will be hitting North America, and the Galaxy Note has received release confirmation for Canada in Q1 2012. However, it’s still unclear if Samsung intends to sell the device unlocked and without carrier subsidy or if it will be coming to a carrier with a service contract. Right now, Mobile […]