Se filtra ROM de Android 4.0 para Samsung Galaxy Note

La ROM filtrada corresponde únicamente al modelo chino, por lo que es de vital importancia no instalarla en otros modelos del Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) pues no será compatible. Según reportes, es una versión muy temprana de Android 4.0 y aún le falta incluir muchas características de la última versión del sistema operativo; no obstante, sí cuenta con algunas importantes como soporte para la cámara o para la conectividad Bluetooth.


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Samsung prometió actualizar el Galaxy S II y el Galaxy Note a Ice Cream Sandwich durante elprimer trismestre de 2012. Hasta ahora, ya se han filtrado varias ROMs de ICS para el Samsung Galaxy S II, sin embargo, hasta ahora no había ninguna para otro de los grandes terminales de Samsung, el Galaxy Note. Esto ya ha cambiado, debido a que se ha filtrado una ROM de Android 4.0 para el gigante de 5.3 pulgadas, pero en su modelo GT-I9220, es decir, la variante china del dispositivo.

La ROM filtrada corresponde únicamente al modelo chino, por lo que es de vital importancia no instalarla en otros modelos del Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) pues no será compatible. Según reportes, es una versión muy temprana de Android 4.0 y aún le falta incluir muchas características de la última versión del sistema operativo; no obstante, sí cuenta con algunas importantes como soporte para la cámara o para la conectividad Bluetooth. Leer más “Se filtra ROM de Android 4.0 para Samsung Galaxy Note”

Samsung Galaxy Note: Does the World Really Need a 5-Inch Phone With a Stylus?

“The issue that Samsung and everyone else is up against is, ‘How do you compete with Apple?’” Gartner analyst Hugues de la Vergne said. “By targeting certain niches, that could be an effective strategy.” Developing a large-screened, touch- and stylus-operated device is certainly one way to grab a niche piece of the mobile pie.

Increasing smartphone screen size is a trade-off, de la Vergne points out, as you lose the convenience of portability as display size grows. At 5.3 inches by 3.3 inches, the Note’s not going to fit in your pocket like most smartphones do. To this point, De la Vergne says that women (who tend to carry purses or handbags) and students (who tend to carry backpacks or messenger bags) may be the target audiences of the Galaxy Note. Simply put, the smartphone’s larger footprint wouldn’t be problematic.

Another potential bonus of the 5.3-inch screen size is that buyers may be able to consolidate their smartphone and tablet needs into a single device, thereby actually saving space in their handbags and backpacks. This also means saving money on mobile hardware (buying one device instead of two), and paying for just a single data plan.


 


The Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch screen, making it almost tablet size. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a beast of a phone.

The Note’s gigantic 5.3-inch, Super AMOLED display makes it the largest “smartphone” we’ve seen so far. It’s practically a mini-tablet. In fact, a 5-inch touchscreen device, the Dell Streak, was marketed as a tablet in June 2010. But the Note is even larger. And it’s a smartphone.

We played with the Note at CES, but when Samsung announced Monday that the phone — er, tablet… er, tabphone — will be landing in AT&T stores Feb. 19 for $300, the device suddenly became a lot more real to us, and deserving of closer scrutiny. Its size notwithstanding, the Note is also interesting because it comes with a super-sensitive stylus Samsung has dubbed the “S pen.”

When you handle such a large smartphone, you can’t help but wonder if anyone actually needs something this size. After all, even a 4.5-inch screen (like on the Samsung Galaxy S II) is plenty large (perhaps too large) for most everyone’s smartphone needs. Bumping it up a notch, a 4.7-inch screen, coming soon in the HTC Titan II, seems almost ludicrously large. So what’s the deal?

The transition to ever larger smartphone displays is a natural byproduct of humankind’s embrace of the mobile lifestyle, DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim says. Now that more and more people depend on accessing information, videos and websites on the go, we’re discovering that larger screen sizes enhance that experience. Samsung is a leading member of this trend. Leer más “Samsung Galaxy Note: Does the World Really Need a 5-Inch Phone With a Stylus?”