The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a phone that wants to be a tablet, but is it better to own than Nexus 7?
The big day is finally here! After months of hyping up the next big thing, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 2 in Canada. While theoretically the phone is available on most carriers in the country, finding one in stores may prove to be a tricky task. Expect in-store availability of the Galaxy Note 2 to be rather scarce for the next two weeks.
Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 2 phablet is still somewhat hard to procure in its subsidized flavor in the US and Canada, but if you want to break free from carrier restrictions, here’s a deal that will make you burst with excitement.
The latest Verizon rebate form lets us know about three handhelds that’ll hit Big Red by November 21, although the biggest story is who’s missing from that list.
A recently listed YouTube video is offering a rather thorough and detailed look at the USB connectivity options when it comes to the Galaxy Note 2. The video is 50 minutes in length and offers a look at everything from hard drives, to keyboard and mice, to game controllers and more.
Samsung has been doing very well in the smartphone market of late. The company posted record breaking profits in Q3 2012 and has a clear lead in global smartphone shipments. On Friday the South Korean manufacturer revealed that four out of five of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s best-selling weeks in the U.S. came after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5.
Samsung has released the open source kernel for various carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 2. But does this come with approval to root/tweak, given the latest DMCA rulings on jailbreaking and phone unlocking?
While you can already pre-order the Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon right now, with an expected delivery date of November 27, the carrier has been pretty slow in revealing when it’s going to launch the device. A leaked internal document now reveals what we’ve pretty much come to expect.
Not everyone can afford to buy brand new Android devices, which explains why there are so many Android smartphones and tablets out there, from high-end all the way down to entry-level. But then again there are some people that can afford to keep changing devices and play with the latest tech available – which in the Android universe can be a very expensive habit.
Given differences in 4G technology support, carriers across the U.S. are adopting a gradual roll-out of their 4G technologies. T-Mobile, for one, has promised network-wide LTE support for 200 million U.S. customers by end of 2013. While T-Mobile currently doesn’t support LTE, it seems the Galaxy Note 2 only has LTE deactivated through the firmware.