Tablet News Round Up: New iPad & Galaxy Note Coming Soon?

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Newer New iPad

Never mind the iPad Mini, rumor has it Apple will release a redesigned third-generation iPad for Q4, just in time for the holidays. The newer “new iPad” will be thinner, matching the thinness of the iPad 2 in fact, and run cooler. It will also have better battery life due to it having a single LED light instead of two, as featured on the current model. Apple will reportedly turn to Sharp for its IGZO touchscreens and ditch Samsung, which currently supplies the iPad display.

The report comes from the DigiTimes, so the usual caveat applies — take it with a grain of salt.

Source: DigiTimes

New Galaxy Note Getting a Bigger Screen?

The Samsung Galaxy Note was a surprise hit in 2011, so a Note II was expected from Samsung. Rumor has it we’ll see the Note II at IFA in Berlin later this summer, and that it will have a 5.5-inch display, up from the original’s 5.3-inch display. The Note II will also reportedly be rocking a quad-core processor and Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Samsung may also include a 12- or 13-megapixel camera and release the Note in October.

Source: Phandroid

Staples Outs Nexus 7 Ship Date

We knew the Nexus 7 would ship in July, but Google has yet to provide a firm release date. Now Staples indicates that it will ship out somewhere between July 12 and 17, with arrivals “no earlier than July 13.”

Source: DroidMatters

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