Here’s the latest dish on the still very much rumoured Galaxy Note II, GSM Arena says an “insider source” that it has “good reasons to trust” has confirmed that the successor to the very popular Galaxy Note will have a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display (current Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch screen).
In addition to the screen size, the source mentions that despite the larger screen size, the width of the Note II is said to be actually smaller than the device it replaces. In terms of design, the Galaxy Note II may take its styling cues from the Galaxy S III. If this particular rumour is true then we’ll be disappointed because the Galaxy S III’s design is not what we would consider as desirable.
Also, the release date for the device has apparently been bumped to September instead of the earlier planned October so that Samsung can release the Note II ahead of Apple’s iPhone 5. On top of that, we have a strong feeling that the new Note will run Android Jelly Bean out of the box.
We’re still putting all of this in the rumour pile until we get more info, having said that, the Galaxy Note was launched in October 2011 so a replacement is due. So if you are planning on getting a Galaxy Note, it makes a lot of sense to wait for a little while longer.
After the Nexus 7, Google has announced another device called the Nexus Q which is a cloud based media player. The ball shape device with glowing light costs $299 and it streams content via Google Play and YouTube to your home theater and TV. It comes with WiFi, Ethernet LAN, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, it also compatible with Android smart phones and tablet.
More information over at Nexus Q microsite.
Head after the break for the video and product shots.
The specs are similar to what was leaked earlier. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM coupled with a 12 core Ultra low voltage nVidia GeForce GPU. In terms of display, it has a IPS display that pushes a 720p resolution of 1280×800. In terms of design, it comes with nice curves at the edges and comes with a textured grippy finish. The battery is rated at 4325mAh.
The Nexus 7 comes in 2 storage sizes of 8GB and 16GB which is reportedly priced at US$199 and US$249 respectively. Despite being a tablet, it also comes with NFC with Google Wallet support. For shutterbugs, the disappointment would be the lack of rear camera but there’s a front facing 1.2MP cam that supports 720p. Overall it weighs 340grams and has a thickness of 10.5mm.
More info over at Nexus 7 site.
Watch the Nexus 7 video and view the product shots after the jump
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