Late last month we learned that Samsung was planning to hold a launch party for the Galaxy Note 2 outing in America on October 24 in NYC. As we near the date, the official invitation has finally been sent out to the press. It’s highly expected that Samsung – and its carrier partners – will finally shed some light on the phablet’s availability and price.
Given Samsung’s penchant for giving away the source codes of its Android devices and making them publicly available to download, we can easily categorize Samsung as one of the more hacker-friendly Android manufacturers. But is it really the case?
The Galaxy S3 mini rumors have been floating around the interwebs for quite a while now, although Samsung never confirmed anything. However, more and more reports indicated that the company will unveil the 4-inch Galaxy S3 version during a special event scheduled for October 11 in Germany.
We have known for a while now that T-Mobile is getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, even if they had yet to officially confirm the news. It is now official, though we still know very little about when it is coming or how it will be priced.
Samsung is making interactive user’s digests for some of its devices available in the Google Play Store. Right now, digests for the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S3 are available.
The gradual commercial release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in various markets means that tinkerers have been harvesting stock firmwares of the phablet for developing custom ROMs and the likes. However, there’s still one special ingredient missing from the recipe, the Note 2’s source code. This should no longer be a problem, since Samsung has made the source code publicly available.
We all know that Samsung has scheduled a U.S. media event on the October 24 to announce the second coming of the Galaxy Note in the region. Moreover, the Android manufacturer has already confirmed that no less than five American carriers will launch the Galaxy Note 2 by mid-November, although we don’t have release dates for any of them.
Carriers around the globe are picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and here’s yet another international telco that’s offering Samsung’s latest phablet. The Philippines is just about to get a taste of the Note 2 through Globe Telecom.
Android in itself is pretty intuitive, but not everybody finds it easy to use, especially in the case of skinned versions of the operating system, such as HTC’s Sense or Samsung’s TouchWiz. Luckily, Samsung has prepared a handy guide that might prove helpful to those looking to make the most of their Galaxy Note 2.
How do you compare two devices that are as different as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5? The simple answer is you don’t. But many people still want to see how the two top smartphones of the moment fare against each other, even if they are polar opposites in terms of… well, everything.