According to some rumors, the future of the Galaxy Note series was in the dark. Some leaders suggest that there won't be any Galaxy Note next year, as Samsung has decided to cancel the series altogether. But these rumors proved to be false and we are expecting a new Galaxy Note phone in 2021. Two leakers with tweet handles @chunvn888 and @cozplanes confirmed that the Samsung galaxy note 21 is coming.
This isn't the first time we heard about the device. A few days ago, a Korean publication ET News stated that there will be a single Galaxy note model as a successor of note 20 next year. The latter says that he has confirmed from three reliable sources that the phone is under development and will be ready to ship by next year. He further adds that he expects other reliable leakers to report the same soon.
Chun on the other hand goes one step ahead and reveals some specs detail about the coming device. According to him, the Galaxy Note 21 is already taking shape and will be a successful successor to the Galaxy note 20 ultra - which means that we can have more than one model in the series - a regular one and an ultra model. The last time, Samsung launched a single Galaxy note phone in 2018. So, while it might come as a surprise, it is not unusual to have a single model. Samsung has integrated the S pen with a few more Galaxy phones this year, and this might be the reason Samsung isn't putting too many models in the Note series.
Today Google released the December report of its distribution chart for the Android platform which is targeted for the developers (it can be seen in the image below). This primarily tells us about the progress it has made in terms of market share in each month when it comes to the different Operating System variants. The newest flavour of Android is version 6.0 Marshmallow, which now powers 0.5% of devices out there. There is an increment of 0.3% in the last month. Also in the same time period, Lollipop's market share has gone up to 29.5%, which is almost 4% more than what was in November.
With 36.6% of the market, KitKat's share has decreased slightly and the three Jelly Bean releases altogether are now at 26.9%, around 2% less than last month. Both Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread have lost some market share, and for some unknown reasons the historic Froyo OS is still stagnant at 0.2% share. It is also evident that the devices running on older variants of the OS are not included. It is expected that Marshmallow's share will increase in the first half of 2016, owing to the upgrade of the devices bought in 2015.