Samsung announces Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) with free content
0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 13:24 posted on
We were wondering whether or not we would see the rumored 12.2-inch tablet that has been popping up with Samsung's name on it, but instead, today's Unpacked event, Samsung has unveiled a refresh to its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. And, as an interesting bonus for Note users, Samsung says there will be free content and features from providers like New York Times, Evernote and others...
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1. JMartin22 (Posts: 759; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
It's about time they upped the ante and started taking their tablet hardware more seriously. This is a non-Nexus Galaxy tablet I can actually consider as a contender of the tablet space, especially in conjunction with all the improved software mult-tasking offerings and it coming with the most recent Android build [for now].
2. cR203 (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)
Finally something for me to upgrade to from the horrible nexus 10. This new note 10.1 is solid in terms of design and specs.
11. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)
This new Note 10.1 is really worth to be considered as an upgrade, but that physical button and the touch sensitive ones....OH GOD, WHY????
Why they have to ruin a good tablet like this. It is so unconfortable to handle those things is the middle.
13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Yeah I get what you mean.
At the same time, for a tablet anyways -- it frustrates some people that when there are only three buttons only in the center the whole bar at the bottom is blacked out and rendered unusable. Being wasteful of the screen real estate, to be exact. I understand that side of the argument too.
3. aries.phills (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Now that's more like it. Really excited at this news. Guess its time to upgrade my Note 10.1.
October should better hurry up.
4. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
My next device, completely satisfied with the specs and design. The resolution is great, and extra free software s are a bonus. Say goodbye now to my gtab 7.7, I need a bigger screen. Starts saving my money now.
8. rd_nest (Posts: 739; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Wow! Gtab 7.7.
It was such a wonderful device at it's time. Just amazing display and finish. They didn't sell much because of the price (that display panel itself costs a lot), but it was the first tablet from Samsung that was so wow!
16. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Yap it's a wonderful tablet. I've been using it for more than a year now. I love the super amoled display and the exynos processor. I updated it manually with jellybean few months ago and rooted. Now so fast and and battery lasts longer. The new note 10.1 is promising, definitely it will be my next device, it has everything im looking for in a tab or note. Still keeping my gtab 7.7, you can rarely find it in some stores now.
5. Myrith (Posts: 54; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Heh, "2024 edition." Don't forget to proofread your articles before posting. :p
7. shayanaijaz (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2010)
Nooo, they screwed up the design!! They should have kept the same design as the original note 10.1, with no buttons on the front and dual speakers on the front! The buttons just make it harder to use.
9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
this is what they should have released originally instead of those out of dated speced tab 3 etc
10. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 42; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
Now this is a Samsung worthy device. The specs on this put EVERYTHING to shame, even the Nexus 10, which some sights consider the King of large Android devices. I mean, that resolution with that processor, and 3 GIGS of RAM!!! It s like they finally decided to take over the entire Android platform. Kudos to you Samsung for finally realizing that you can make more than just crappy tablets that no one wants. And, FYI, that design actually looks gorgeous. Sure, its not metal, I would have liked to see them keep the front speakers but it looks noticeably better than the original Note 10.1
12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Samsung is on a roll! Awesome Note III and awesome Note 10.1 tablet.
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3946; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't really like the physical buttons, so I might just get the next Nexus 10, which will hopefully be based off of this but with stock Android and on screen buttons. If I can bring myself to get over the buttons, I might get this.
18. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Samsung has really made a bad move here, this is what Apple would have done.
Firstly the tablet is the same as the last one, just a cheap leather at the back that will over heat and feel horrible!
Secondly the Note 3 to me is a disgrace, why show us a flexible screen 18 months ago and then come out with a common screen, seriously!! the leather back is awful!! all they have done is focus more on the S Pen.
Samsung Gear, what a piece of junk!! They know Apple is unveiling on the 10th Sep, so why didn't they just take the risk and give away a Gear watch with every Note 3 purchased, that would have boasted the sales of the Note 3 and would have got everyone using the Gear watch. SIMPLE
19. Baseballer (Posts: 131; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Dang this is beautiful! I've always wanted the 10.1 since it was first unveiled but the specs weren't quite right until now. Torn between this and the ipad mini. Hopefully i get both :D
20. julz17ronald (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
now that's a tablet! I am ready to upgrade my galaxy tab 2 which lags a lot!