The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is scheduled to go on sale in Bulgaria sometime in late March. The news come from Bulgaria where local etailer Tablet.bg obtained both the price and release date of the Note 8.0. A Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch at the price of some 699 Bulgarian leva, or the equivalent of 359 euro. In comparison, the iPad mini costs 349 euro for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to pack a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos CPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 1,280 x 800 pix res display, S Pen support, microSD and dual 5 MP/1.3 MP cameras.
According to SamMobile, Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine, will receive the Galaxy S 4 Exynos 5 Octa variant but other areas in Europe will receive the Snapdragon version, which runs on 1.6 GHz. The Snapdragon version will also be available in Eastern Europe, so people can choose between the two variants.
Furthermore, Samsung will classify each as 3G- and 4G-capable, so plenty of people will have equal chance of acquiring either of the two, as long as one is willing to wait for a couple more weeks.
In other S 4 news, the FCC reveals that an Exynos version released in Korea has clocked in at 1.8 GHz. Other news may have reported similar or a slightly slower speed than the Snapdragon version, but now that FCC confirms a 1.8 GHz benchmark for the Korean S 4, demand for the Exynos version could go higher. Two weeks from now, the S 4 will all be shipped out and some of these rumors will surely be set straight.
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Take this as a grain of sale, AndroidGeeks claims to have spoken to an insider, who said that Samsung would announce the Note III on September 4 - during one of its special Unpacked events that will take place in Berlin (as a pre-IFA 2013 event).
This info isn't verified yet. But it's not unusual for companies to announce new products one or two days before the official start of a major trade show (IFA kicks off on September 6).
A recent report was indicating that Samsung might use both Super AMOLED and IPS LCD displays for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the type of screen being market dependent, just like happens now with Samsung Galaxy S4′s processor. As far as the processor, it is speculated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. If you'd ask me, there are likely to be two Galaxy Note 3 variants: one equipped with the Snapdragon 800 and another sporting Samsung's proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz (200 MHz higher than the one of the Galaxy S4).
The Galaxy Note 3 will probably come pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but since the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rumors are hinting towards July release date, the Galaxy Note 3 might actually leave the factory gates with the latest Android iteration on board.
Samsung's Head of Design Team for their IT & Mobile Communications division today confirmed to Korean web site inews24 that Samsung will unveil its flagship phone Galaxy S5 release date is taking place at the Mobile World Congress next month.
Mr Chang also commented on some of the rumoured Galaxy S5 features, including flexible display technology. He said that the said feature is "currently under review" and he did not confirm whether the feature will make it to the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date. Previous reports stated that Samsung and LG may not be able to release a smartphone with flexible display early this year as the technology is still being developed. However, companies may release a version packed curved flexible display later this year.
MWC 2014 debuts on February 24 in lovely Barcelona, so we're not that far away from finding out if the Galaxy S5 will be announced there. Of course, 'till then, CES 2014 kicks off next week, albeit Samsung will probably not reveal any new smartphones at this show, except the Galaxy Gear 2.
As Andy Rubin steps down as Android Head, Google CEO Larry Page announces that Android has already 750 million activations so far, beating Apple by over 350 million individuals in the mobile operating system race. As Sundar Pichai steps in as head of Android, he inherits a rapidly growing market share and ever increasing applications on the Google Play Store.
Conservatively-speaking, only around 675 million of these users have access to Google's products and services, since not everybody will use a smartphone to its potential, especially those who do not have constant internet connection.
This is why Android continues to improve its services in the timeliest manner. Also, although Rubin is stepping down as Android CEO, he will still be around to head a different department for Google.