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Say what you will about Samsung (and we do - it's pretty much our job) but they don't mess around when it comes to timely source code availability. The company just posted the kernel source code for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, even though it hasn't been released yet. In fact, to our knowledge Samsung hasn't said where or when you can expect to see the shiny new tablet, or for how much. But by golly you can play with the kernel if you want.

The Note 10.1 2014 is essentially a blown-up version of the Galaxy Note 3, right down to the physical control buttons and faux leather back. It uses an Exynos octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM, along with an upgraded 8MP rear camera and the line's trademark S-Pen stylus. The screen is 2560x1600, which is really what the original Galaxy Note 10.1 should have used. Software is Android 4.3 with Samsung's newest version of TouchWiz, with plenty of added goodies to take advantage of the stylus functionality.

Samsung devices are usually pretty easy to unlock, and the Note 10.1 2014 will probably follow suit. That may not hold when the tablet comes to American carriers (because AT&T and Verizon like to lock up bootloaders like nobody's business) but the WiFi and unlocked models should be ripe for modding when they arrive. Whenever that might be.

Source: Opensource.Samsung.com

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Wazzifer

    I really need this tablet, give me a release date!

  • RaptorOO7

    I have been searching for a formal release date in the US, price on WiFi model and who is selling it and so far NADA. It's amazing that they just can't get out of their own way on this.

    • Anfronie

      Samsung AND ASUS need to release their upcoming products soon...We first saw the transformer pad way back in JUNE..come on!

  • Seema Dutta
  • MLBaylor

    the name would seem to imply that it will come out in 2014, if it comes out this year however im sure that will just drive a ton of people nuts, myself included

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      2014 cars come out in 2013. Maybe Samsung is doing the same.

      • MLBaylor

        its logical, and yet a cheap way of making it sound newer than it is

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Oh, by all means. I hate the notion with cars as well.

        • RaptorOO7

          Hardly a cheap move, they are not going to call it the 2013 Edition and have it "outdated" in 3 months. This is an automotive move, and I see nothing wrong with it. It may also not launch in some markets until 2014 so its perfectly fine.

          • MLBaylor

            Just because car manufacturers do it doesnt mean it makes sense or is OK. So then Apple releases the 2013 iPad, and if they dont call it clearly iPad 5, people will think the Note 10.1 2014 is newer when it will be the opposite case. No other tablet or phone maker does this, yet it intentionally misleads customers. Great, yah, nothing wrong with that.

          • Pseudomixx

            Jeez, who worries about these three months. it's actually simple math that this tablet, which comes out at the end of the year, can be count as technology from the next year, or to explain it differently: This tablet is made for the year 2014, more people will be using this in 2014 then in 2013. and because it is pretty much the best tablet specswise i think theres no problem to call it a "next generation" tablet

    • Matthew Apostolou

      As far as I recall, the name was chosen because it would be sold and used predominantly in 2014 - even though it is being released a few months early, in 2013 :)

    • Anfronie

      They stated the global release date is Oct. 25

      • RaptorOO7

        Actually the stated release date is September 25, yet they don't say who is getting it on September 25 or what markets or what time frame. I am NOT buying the 2012 POS that is way outdated.

        • Anfronie

          oops sorry I meant to say Sept. ....where is my mind?

  • Babs Oyed

    Can't wait to get my hands on this great tablet

  • Mr E

    I have some trepidation about the home button, but this is looking really good. Whatever happened to that ATIV Q though?

  • Timothy Lacbay

    Finally a Samsung tablet that is worthy of a replacement for my GTab 7.7 P6800

  • Minky

    looking forward to this...........pls keep me updated as soon as it's out