The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition isn’t just a tablet with a ridiculously long name. It also has a great screen, a fast processor, more RAM than most tablets, and support for a digital pen.
Priced at $549 and up, the new Note is a bit expensive by Android tablet standards, but it’s just a bit pricier than an entry-level iPad, and it offers plenty of things that you can’t get with Apple’s tablet including support for running multiple apps in small windows on the same screen and pressure-sensitive input for writing and drawing with a pen.
It’s also the first Android device to support Twitter’s new Android tablet app.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is now available for $549 and up
The Samsung GalaxyNote 10.1 2014 Edition is now available from Amazon, Best Buy, TigerDirect, and other retailers. [Amazon]
- Twitter releases new app optimized for Android tablets, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition
Twitter finally has an app for Android tablet. Singular. The one mentioned above, in fact. [Twitter]
- doubleTwist Sync for Windows makes syncing music between Android, Windows easier
Google Music lets you upload your music collection to the cloud and access it on the go on an Android device… but if you’re looking for something that lets you stream music without an internet connection, doubleTwist Sync provides a simple solution for synchronizing media between your PC and phone or tablet. [doubleTwist]
- Intel introduces Atom E3800 Bay Trail-I chips for embedded systems, gateways for “Internet of Things” Quark chips
Intel’s new Bay Trail-I chips offer performance similar to what you’d get from the company’s latest tablet chips, but these Atom E3800 series processors are aimed at the embedded market and designed to work with Intel Quark-powered devices for the “internet of things” such as smart thermostats, lights, etc [LinuxGizmos]
- Mercury Browser comes to Android
Featuring gesture support, plugins, and incognito mode, Mercury doesn’t really offer much that you can’t already get from the Dolphin web browser. But it does have a pretty user interface. [Android Police]
- Cinnamon 2.0 desktop environment launched, will be featured in Linux Mint 16
The update brings better support for running apps in multiple windows on the same screen, improved user management, and configurable sounds, among other things. [Segfault]