Earlier this week, we heard about Samsung planning a “special announcement” to be made at the South by Southwest festival tomorrow. We threw around a couple theories on what the news might be, but were largely in the dark. Now, with still a day left to go before the announcement, Samsung’s let the details slip out, and it’s not quite the news we were hoping for.
The press release where Samsung mentioned the event was chock-full of discussion of the Galaxy Note, which the company intends to heavily market at SXSW. There are plenty of Note-related pieces of hardware Samsung could have been discussing, from new color variants to the Note 10.1 tablet, so we guessed the news might be Note-related somehow. Instead of having any interesting hardware to show-off, Samsung will be announcing the coming launch of the new Angry Birds Space on the Note.
We suppose that technically still is an announcement, though we were kind of hoping for an announcement of news that hadn’t already been made by another company. Samsung will have Notes running Angry Birds Space available for attendees of the festival to play with, and the public release of the game should be coming in two weeks on March 22.