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Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Note Units in just Five Months

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Just five months after Samsung released its Galaxy Note, the phone+tablet device recently hits its 5 million mark on the market. It is a 5.3-inch handset with a stowaway pen that owners can use for note-taking, drawing and grabbing screen captures. Blurring the line between phone and tablet, it dubbed as “phablet” that runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.

Other than that, Samsung’s phablet boasts a 1280×800 Super AMOLED display, LTE and HSPA+ connections, dual 8 mp and 2 mp cameras, 2500 mAh battery and a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. Although it’s quite large for a handset, the device is actually 9.65 mm thick and weighs 178 grams. As for its current mobile operating system, the Galaxy Note’s Android 2.3 comes with a TouchWiz capability, seven home screens and a touch-optimized interface also known as “S Pen.”

Android 4.0 and New Apps, Heading to Galaxy Note

PCWorld reported last March 23 that Samsung is set to release an Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Galaxy Note sometime from April to June. Although no specific date was disclosed, the company said that the mobile software update will be distributed worldwide. Together with the mobile OS upgrade come a slew of new apps.

The handset’s Premium Suite will have a redesigned user interface for easier multi-tasking. It will also include S Note, which enables users to combine their notes and sketches with other digital content like videos and images. The application will also have templates for meeting minutes and diary entries.

The update will also add another pen-enabled app called My Story. This will allow users to create electronic greeting cards for friends and family using various content types like notes, videos, photos, text or voice. The Android 4.0 mobile OS also boasts Face Lock, a mobile security service that uses face recognition to let users log in. Additionally, the Ice Cream Sandwich will feature Android Beam, which shares content using Near Field Communication or NFC technology.

 

Samsung recently updated its Galaxy S II to Android 4.0. In the coming days or months, other phone and tablets like Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9, 8.9 LTE and 10.1 will follow suit.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note first hit the shelves on September of last year. It was able to reach its one-millionth mark in December. However, it’s still questionable whether there’s a place in the market for a device like the “phablet”.

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  1. doug anderson says:

    I replaced my Blackberry Torch with the Samsung Galaxy Note and am delighted. The NOTE is just the right size and weight. The AMOLED screen is spectacular and the size makes it possible to really read things. And the surprise is that with the size of the screen, typing on the screen is just like typing on the Blackberry which is why I could never use an Iphone.

    Anyone who thinks the size is difficult for a phone is crazy.

    This is a HUGE WINNER.

  2. Tony says:

    I also think its great,I had the GS2 (my other half has that now)
    I am a plumber so have lots of customers who have to have slots in S planner which keeps up to date with my google calender, so easy to read and the Spen is a wonder, take a picture of a job and then add size details etc, no need for bits of paper.
    I use it as a Satnav in my van,I use the Allshare-DNLA to stream video and or music from my Lacie 2TB hard drive, with no stutter its spot-on.
    One other thing I also use it with a free App (smandroid) to show the Solar power from my PV systems SMA inverter.
    Just buy it.Now waiting for the NOTE 10.1 for use in the house.

  3. Henrietta Botts says:

    It’s also an older iOS. Look at the calc icon