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Should Samsung Bring Honeycomb To The Galaxy Note?

It's worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note is not officially part of the S family (Galaxy S, S2, S WiFi) despite the fact that it is essentially a bigger version of the Galaxy S2. Then again, it looks like a tablet because of the screen size and the fact that it comes with a stylus.

We're intrigued by Samsung's decision to augment the resolution of the Galaxy Note to 1280x800 pixels and then put Android 2.3 Gingerbread on it. Could it be that Honeycomb or its successor will come to the Galaxy Note at some point in the future?

Given the fact that Honeycomb doesn't currently officially support phone calls and requires a large screen for optimum use, we suspect that Android 4.0 - which will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb - will be the chosen version.

We also noticed that Samsung has put up a microsite for the Galaxy Note here (opens in new tab) with a number of videos and images.

As a reminder, the phone supports Russia's Glonass (an alternative to the US-based GPS system), is only 9.65mm thick and weighs 178g. In comparison, the Dell Streak, which was launched last year and has a smaller screen weighs 220g and is 100mm thick. With a screen size of 5.3 inches the Note is the largest smartphone on the market.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.