mardi 5 novembre 2013

Samsung will be selling a 12.2-inch Android tablet in 2014

Just a couple months ago, a 12.2-inch Samsung tablet checked in with the Bluetooth SIG. Now it looks like the company is getting ready to kick off manufacturing before the end of this year.

According to DigiTimes, mass-production of the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet will kick off some time in the next month and a half. It’s expected to land on store shelves early next year, and that could mean Samsung is planning on officially revealing its biggest Note ever at CES 2014 in January.

As is the case with a lot of DigiTimes reports, this one’s based on a tip from a single component supplier. That said, if someone who works for the company supplying Samsung with the capacitive touch parts for the new tablet says it’s ramping up production, there’s a good chance it’s actually going to happen soon.

Is the world ready for a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note? Probably. 10-inch tablets have occupied the “large” end of the tablet spectrum ever since 3.5-inch smartphones were the norm. Now we’ve become accustomed to five-inch phones, so why not 12-inch tablets?

Roll in manufacturers’ first Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets — many of which measured 11.6 inches — and there’s no reason to think that a 12-inch Galaxy Note is too big to be a hit with consumers.

And, hey, it won’t even be the biggest Android tablet around when it finally arrives on retail shelves next year. Toshiba has already offered up a 13.3-inch whopper, and those who purchased one seemed pretty excited about the expansive display.