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It looks like Samsung is sitting on another goldmine. The Korean tech giant says that it has shipped 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2.
Like the original Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 2 is proving to be a popular device. Samsung, however, confirmed with CNET UK that this figure represents the amount of devices shipped to retailers and not the amount of devices that have been sold.
The success of the Galaxy Note 2 shows that there are people who are still interested in devices sporting a stylus. With 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 shipped, this also means that Samsung’s new ‘phablet’ has now matched the sales of the Google Nexus 7. ASUS (creator of the Nexus 7) announced that Google sold 2.8 million of the 7-inch tablet.
Samsung’s Note 2 hit the 3 million mark in a little bit over a month. This, however, is nothing compared to the sales of the Galaxy S3. Samsung’s flagship has reached more than 200 million sales as of the 6th of September.
With these sales figures, there’s no doubt that the Korean tech giant is at the top of the Android food chain. The Google Nexus 4, however, threatens it dominance.
The Nexus 4 (a new Nexus smartphone made by LG) sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768×1280 pixels, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a quad-core processor. It also runs the latest version of Android, Android version 4.2. The Nexus 4 is at par with the Samsung Galaxy S3, but will only set you back £239. This makes it more affordable compared to today’s popular flagships.
By shipping 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 in a little bit over a month, do you think the device will continue to be successful, or do you think the Google Nexus 7 will put a stop to that success? Share your opinion through a comment on our Facebook page.
Previously, pictures and an instruction manual of the rumoured Google Nexus 10 tablet have been leaked on the internet. Furthermore, pictures taken from the device’s camera have been posted on Google+ by a Google exec. Now, the device has been leaked on a five-second video.
We were expecting Google to lift the lid on this rumoured tablet on the 29th of October (Monday) in the search giant’s Android event, which was supposed to kick off in New York. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit areas in between Delaware and New York, which forced Google to cancel the event.
BriefMobile, also responsible for posting pictures of the rumoured device on its website, has posted a video that runs for five seconds on its website. If this tablet is the real deal, then we’re looking at the actual device in action regardless of how short the video may be.
According to the site, the device runs Android 4.2, which is a minor update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). However, it will not be the next version of Android called Key Lime Pie. Android 4.2 will still be called Jelly Bean.
The tablet shown on the video as well as the leaked photos sports a thick bezel and a more curved design compared to the current Google Nexus 7. Google’s 7-inch tablet was manufactured by ASUS. The Google Nexus 10 is made by Korean firm Samsung.
Although neither Google nor Samsung has confirmed what lies within the device, according to reports, the tablet will sport a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels (more pixels per inch compared to the retina display on the iPad), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor by the Korean tech giant, and 2GB of RAM.
Want to more about the Google Nexus 10? We’ll keep you posted once we know more and when Google reschedules its cancelled event.
The first photos of the rumoured Google Nexus 10 have been leaked on Friday by BriefMobile.
The 10-inch Nexus tablet is said to be Google’s answer to the iPad’s dominance in the tablet market.
After the Google Nexus 7 proved to be successful, Apple was bent on taking back the market shares it lost to the cheaper 7-inch tablet by launching the iPad mini on the 23rd of October. It seems Google has the same idea by unveiling the Google Nexus 10 to challenge the iPad. Google is expected to lift the lid on the Nexus 10 on the 29th of October.
The rumoured Google Nexus 10 is made by Samsung, according to the leaked photos. The device is also said to sport a 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.
It is also said to sport a 10.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. This would mean that the device’s screen would have a pixel count of 298.9ppi, which is higher compared to the 264ppi on the retina display of the iPad.
The photos also reveal that the device seems to be running Android 4.2, which is an updated version of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The tablet in the photos also resembles the tablet seen in the leaked instruction manual of the Nexus 10.
The Google Nexus 10 is expected to be unveiled in Google’s event, which will be kicking off on the 29th of October. According to reports, the 10-inch tablet will not be the only device to be unveiled on the event.
Other devices include the LG Nexus 4, which is based on the specs of the LG Optimus G and the looks of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 with 3G support.
All devices are said to run Android 4.2.
Want to know more on the Google Nexus 10? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.