The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an Android tablet with a 12.2 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, and Samsung’s S Pen system for writing, drawing, or interacting with apps using a pressure-sensitive pen.
It’s one of the most powerful Android tablets Samsung has introduced so far. It’s certainly the biggest. And it looks like it could be the most expensive too.
Here’ s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Samsung’s 12.2 inch Galaxy Note Pro up for pre-order for $850
Samsung’s biggest Android tablet to date is also its most expensive. [Office Depot]
- Kickstarter project: Maximite BBX is a modern-day PC designed to run BASIC
Have fond memories of learning to use a PC by typing commands in BASIC and scratching your head and searching for typos when nothing happens? Now you can relive those days… or inflict them on your kids (assuming the project gets funded). [Kickstarter]
- Yet another 7 inch Android gaming tablet
The GPD G7 is a 7 inch Android tablet with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core CPU and gaming grips on the sides. It sells for $141. [PandaWill]
- It also comes in 5 inches
Need something a bit smaller? The GPD G5A is basically the same device, but with a smaller (and lower-res) screen and $125 price tag. [PandaWill]
- Google Play Services 4.2 brings support for Google Cast SDK
The latest version of Google Play Service has one key feature: Support for the new Google Cast SDK. If you don’t have a Chromecast there’s nothing to see here. If you do, there may be a lot to see thanks to support for new third party apps. [Google]
- Archos could expand its smartphone lineup with a Windows Phone model
Archos isn’t exactly known for offering high quality products… but it does tend to offer affordable Android devices. The same will probably be true of its Windows Phone devices… if Archos ever makes any. [Trusted Reviews]
- OmniROM unveils new open source app switcher called OmniSwitch
OmniSwitch offers a few features you don’t get with the stock Android app switcher including a Favorites row. Oh yeah, it’s also open source which means anyone can modify it or incorporate it into their own custom ROMs. [OmniROM]
- Intel Bay Trail support for Coreboot could be a sign of an upcoming Bay Trail Chromebook
We’ve seen Chromebooks with ARM-based chips, Intel Atom processors, and Intel Celeron or faster chips. But so far we haven’t seen one with a low-power Intel Bay Trail processor. There’s some evidence that could soon change. [Phoronix]
- Adobe update for EPUB book DRM could leave users with unreadable books unless their devices/apps are updated
DRM may be designed to prevent people from pirating books, music, movies, and other content. But sometimes it also has a way of making it a pain in the butt to access content you’ve lawfully purchased. [The Digital Reader]