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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent patents that reveal a Street-View like service coming to maps on iOS. Then we talk about the Nokia Catwalk, and the good and bad things revealed on its specs. Then it's pre-order day starting with T-Mobile USA bringing their iPhone 5, then Samsung Bringing their Galaxy Note 8.0 to the UK. Then we've got BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders in the UK followed by some R-Series rumors that underwhelm. We end today's show talking about HTC, first because of their pre-orders on AT&T and Sprint, and second because their Developer Edition is now ...

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    Wow, the morning has just begun and we're already flocked with a ton of pre-orders and now even a device that's already being sold. Such is the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which now reaches Samsung's Experience Store in London, and this time it's not just for you to order it. You can either go to the London store and give it a try, or pick one up if your mind is made. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 marks the sweet spot for pen input. The Galaxy Note II is not a small phone at all, but it is rather big for most people, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 is simply too big to take notes ...

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    Last week, following the introduction of the Galaxy S 4, we talked a little about Samsung's promises to bring some of the GS4's features to existing Samsung models. Today, we're back to looking at what the future holds for updates to a number of Samsung devices, this time concerning the possibility of them seeing get Android 5.0. This info is supposedly a "pre-list" from a Samsung insider, and the data may change between now and when Samsung makes its final decisions. Basically, of all Samsung Androids currently announced, only the Galaxy S 4, the GS3, the Note II, Note 8.0, and Note 10.1 ...

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    The big problem with Android on full-scale tablets, as we've pointed out time and time again, is that there's no significant Android app ecosystem at that screen size. Google Play apps written for smartphones automatically scale up and work well enough, sure, but it's certainly not an ideal experience at anything over 7 inches - a fact Apple harped on during its iPad mini launch event. That's an old conversation, and we along with others have spent the better part of a year speculating on possible solutions to this problem. Of course, the short answer is "Android devs need to code more ...

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    Mobile World Congress 2013 was, as promised, a boatload of fun and a bucket of hot tech-geek action. While we didn't see everything we wanted to, we were treated to an avalanche of smartphones and tablets running everything from Android to Windows Phone to Sailfish to FirefoxOS. We got a gander at some really impressive form factors too, at sizes ranging from the conventional to the fantastic. If you were off the internet for the duration of last week, or if you simply couldn't deal with the cavalcade of content gushing forth from the tech-news spigot, that's okay. We understand. And we've ...

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    Samsung smartphones and tablets may not offer quite the same bold assortment of colors you'd get with a company like Nokia, but there's usually at least a handful of options available for any given model. While Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 a little over a week ago, so far we've only seen the tablet in white, and the official press release doesn't mention a thing about other colors. Well, now it looks like there could be one other Note 8.0 option, upon the discovery of some renders of the tablet in charcoal black. These pics arrive alone, without any new info on just when this ...

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    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all of our MWC 2013 coverage, which includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 8. Then we move to Samsung's new HomeSync Android device and what it means to Galaxy devices. We later talk about Nokia and their new Lumia devices, which sadly underwhelm. Then it's HP talk, as they've now launched a new HP Slate 7 Android tablet, to the surprise of everyone. We end today's show talking about Samsung's press invites for their Unpacked Galaxy S IV announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Complete MWC Hands-on coverage - Samsung ...

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    Once considered a niche device that held no true purpose, the tablet has beat all odds to become a thriving, mainstream product. It has come to be a choice item in many people's mobile arsenal, a common household item for many. For me, the tablet has become a staple in my workflow. Such is the case for many of the people I know – colleagues, friends, family and strangers. I can't go to the local coffee shop without seeing at least a couple people plop their iPad on the table. And just about all hours of the day, I have my iPad mini propped up, waiting to notify me of any incoming ...

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