There’ve been plenty of rumours flying about that Samsung will launch the sequel to the runaway success that is the Galaxy Note at IFA 2012. Now the monster sized-handset has had a release date teased. The question is: will Samsung have had enough time to inject some Jelly Bean lovin’?
The sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Note is going to be a beast, if the rumoured specs are to be believed. There’ll likely be a 5.5-inch screen running at an HD resolution, an Exynos quad-core processor and a camera touching 12-Megapixels. But when’s it out?
The latest inklings from DDaily suggest that the phone will be announced on August 30th. That puts it just ahead of IFA’s start date, and would therefore let Samsung stock its stand with the handset for vying punters and journalists to play with.
With that lead time, will Samsung be able to integrate Jelly Bean, as opposed to Ice Cream Sandwich? The signs are good. For a start, Google’s new PDK will have been with Samsung for a couple of months, now, meaning that the manufacturer has had a while to work out the bugs.
It would make a lot of sense for Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 2 with Android 4.1, rather than 4.0; the first Note is getting Ice Cream Sandwich as we speak, so its successor will need something special to differentiate itself. The amazing Google Now and hyper-fast Google Voice Search would do nicely.