“South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Monday fired a preemptive shot across the bow of Apple’s widely-rumored, yet still unannounced, large-screened iPad with the new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch slates,” Shane Cole reports for AppleInsider.
“Both tablets sport identical 2560 x 1600 pixel “super clear” displays and share many of the same internal components, with Samsung tapping its own Exynos 5 Octa application processor in the 3G-enabled units and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 for the LTE-provisioned rigs,” Cole reports. “Along with the jumbo-sized display comes a dramatic increase in weight: both models tip the scales at nearly 1.7 pounds in their base configurations, a premium of more than half a pound over Samsung’s smaller tablets.”
“Rather than adapting its TouchWiz user interface customizations for the larger screen real estate, Samsung has instead chosen to develop a new skin it calls Magazine UX, which features multiple tile-based home screens that appear to follow the paradigm established by Microsoft’s Windows 8,” Cole reports. “Magazine UX runs atop version 4.4, or ‘Kit Kat,’ of Google’s Android operating system…”
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