Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 8.0
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    In the tablet space, Samsung is a quickly growing giant. Almost single-handed, Samsung has cut Apple's tablet market share in half – from over 60 percent in 2012 to 30 percent in Q1 this year – while snapping up 23 percent of the global tablet share in Q1. We never had any doubt this would be the case, even with how half-baked the first two or three generations of its tablets were. Take the original Galaxy Tab, for example. It was a 7-inch knee-jerk reaction to the iPad. It ran Android, of course, but it was a stretched version of the phone-based OS. Google had not yet developed a home ...

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    Samsung has more going for it than arguably any other company in the mobile space right now. It's very nearly usurped Google as the name consumers associate with Android, and while its precise share of the market ebbs and flows, no one's even close to competing with it on the same level – well, Apple, sure, if we're looking at the US, but globally, Samsung's an unstoppable force. And there are plenty of reasons why Samsung deserves to be enjoying the success it is; even though we might have been won over by the HTC One this year, the Galaxy S series of phones continues to be one of the ...

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    Most of us in this industry get asked a lot of questions from people in the market to buy new mobile products. "Which smartphone is the best current deal?" "Should I get this phone or that one?" "Which is the best tablet to buy?" But of all the questions I've been asked in my four years of service to the mobile tech media, there is one question that is inherently more difficult to answer than others: "Should I buy a small or full-sized tablet?" The question is difficult to answer to begin with because … who actually needs a tablet? Should anyone buy a tablet to begin with? Of course, ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note tablets are among the best tablets money can buy. Not only do they often bear the best specifications around, they also come with tons of value proposition in the form of unique software and hardware geared towards utility, multitasking, and productivity. Most notably, features like Multi-Window and the S Pen are part of what define the Galaxy Note series and make them so alluring. Which of Samsung's most recent Galaxy Note tablets is the best, however? That's what we aim to find out. We put the latest Note 10.1 up against the smaller Note 8.0. Watch the 2014 Galaxy ...

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    LG's return to the tablet market sure isn't happening during any kind of lull; instead, LG's going to have some very serious competition facing it, and in the eight-inch space, that's sure to include Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0, released earlier this year. This match-up's particularly interesting due to each tablet having its own set of attractive qualities, with neither immediately obvious as the technically superior choice. For instance, LG's got a killer 1920 x 1200 resolution compared to the Note's 1280 x 800, but Samsung has the benefit of its S Pen stylus and all the software built to ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Two tablets walk into a bar. One of them bears an impossibly long and convoluted name despite its slim dimensions, and the other packs quite a bit of girth alongside its useful S Pen stylus. With an $80 gulf between them, the question facing the patrons of this imaginary, tablet-serving watering hole isn't an easy one. That question is this: which one do I try to take home with me? For the answer, check out our most numerically intense comparison ever, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Galaxy Note 8.0 (or "battle of the Samsung slabs," if you've never been one for numbers). We stack the Tab 3 against ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 for the next coming days. Then we go through the other official announcement of the Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile in the US. The HTC One is next as analysts already see the phone as the third best selling smartphone in the United States. We later talk about a new company called Kazam, which was launched by some ex-employees from HTC. We end today's show talking about Huawei and their confirmation that they plan to acquire Nokia. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has proven to be the tablet that many of us dreamed, but that sadly hasn't made the dent that many of us expected in the market. If you think about it, it's the perfect form factor for S-Pen functionality by offering a display size that's not too big, nor too small to actually be used with one hand as you write on it. A big reason for its lack of success had to do with its focus on mainly launching ti as a Wi-Fi only model in a US where the carriers rule distribution. This is fortunately about to change for all those interested. AT&T has just made it ...

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    Apple has largely dominated the tablet space since the launch of the original iPad. But more competitive pricing, faster evolution, better specifications and improving software have turned Android tablets into true competitors. And Android OEMs are finally making a dent in Apple's major tablet market share lead. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is the latest Android tablet to hit the market, competing directly with the iPad mini. Spec-wise, the Note 8.0 has a clear advantage. It has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB built-in storage with a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel ...

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    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 along with our full review. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8 and its possible adoption of 1080p displays in the future. Nokia is next as there are rumors of another flagship device coming to AT&T. Google takes the news afterwards, first as we talk about the new Google Play Store debuting and we even tell you how to get it now. We then talk about Google's surprising yank of at least 60,000 apps from the store due to bad quality. We end today's show talking about Europe's recent accusations against ...

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    For the last three years, Apple has dominated the tablet space. And for the majority of that time, true iPad competitors seemed bleak. Dozens of Android tablets were released between 2010 and 2012, yet, collectively, they barely made a dent in Apple's strong lead. In fact, in August 2012, the Cupertino-based firm held a mind-blowing 69.6 percent of the tablet (brand) market share versus the 9.2 percent, 4.2 percent and 2.8 percent by Samsung, Amazon and ASUS, respectively. Collectively, however, Android tablets are poised to overcome Apple's tablet market share in 2013, according to IDC ...

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    At Mobile World Congress in February, Samsung announced the latest addition to its expansive tablet lineup, the Galaxy Note 8.0. Tony and Michael had some hands-on with the GSM model (with the controversial earpiece speaker and Phone functionalities in tow) in Barcelona. But we've been waiting to get our hands on the WiFi-only model. Needless to say, it arrived late last week. And as per usual, we gave it the unboxing treatment with all the ums, uhs and other inaudible mumblings you can shake a stick at! Don't forget to click the play button below!

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    The Galaxy Note 8.0 was introduced by Samsung at this year's MWC in Barcelona as a new member of the Note family, bringing the S-Pen to a device sitting in between the Note 10.1 and the Note II. April 11 is the day to circle in your calendar if you're in the US and have set your eyes on Samsung's eight-incher Note. Packing a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 8.0 features 16GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card up to 64GB), five-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel webcam. There's also a 4,600mAh battery and the eight-inch screen itself, ...

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