Samsung To Unveil The “Newest Galaxy” On August 15th

It looks like Samsung is not content with the Galaxy S III setting the sales chart on fire. The Korean giant managed to sell more than 6 million Galaxy S3’s in the previous quarter, and is on track to sell more than 10 million units in the on-going quarter. With HTC and LG not able to compete with the Galaxy S3, Samsung definitely is ruling the Android ecosystem, sales wise.

The company now aims to take things to the next level by unveiling the “newest Galaxy device” on August 15th. As of now, it is anyone’s guess as to what Samsung will be unveiling, but there is a strong possibility of the company announcing the Galaxy Note 2.

Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 will sport a 5.5-inch 720p Super-AMOLED HD+ display and will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos SoC along with an ARM-Mali400MP4 GPU.

Samsung Shows Off Premium Suite Of Apps For The Galaxy Note

Back in March, Samsung announced that it would be delaying the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note. Instead of the originally stated Q1 schedule, the Korean company would release the update for the Note sometime in Q2 of 2012. As a cover-up for its delay, the company announced that it would be including a suite of premium apps with the ICS update.

Samsung has now released a video teasing Note users with all the new functionalities the company will be adding in the update. Below is the video -:

From the video, it looks like Samsung has taken a lot of effort in optimizing most of the in-built apps for the stylus, and making them more feature rich as well. The ability to directly export or import a PDF, and edit it with the stylus is definitely a useful feature. Along with the Premium suite of apps, Note owners will also get to enjoy all the latest features of Ice Cream Sandwich including inbuilt data monitoring, a new multi-tasking UI, an improved UI and more.

While  the premium suite of apps that Samsung is including with the ICS update for the Note definitely looks impressive, it would have been much better if the company had actually retained all the visual goodness introduced by Google in ICS, instead of just slapping TW4 over it.