This kind of makes me fell better about the N10.1-14's lifespan and likelihood of it getting the same s/w the newer Pro's and Note are getting. If a Note 10.1|Pro was indeed on the horizon they wouldn't be releasing the N10.1-14 on VZW, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. If their intent was to leave Magazine UX off the N10.1-14 because of the button labeling issue and introduce a Note 10.1|Pro with Magazine UX and an updated button it would be given a different model number to aid their support staff in handling customer issues. The author's assuming an update to 4.4/Magazine UX but I don't know whether she's basing that on fact or an assumption on her part. Regardless, that the N10.1-14 is continuing to be deployed in new iterations with the same model number is kind of reassuring about its longevity.
2014 Edition Galaxy Note 10.1 spotted at the FCC carrying Verizon’s 4G LTE bands
Posted on Jan 10 2014 - 8:30am by Valerie Richardson
The 2014 Edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 might have taken a backseat with the arrival of the Galaxy NotePRO and the three Galaxy TabPRO tablets, but it’s certainly not going to be forgotten for long. A new FCC listing has now revealed the tablet’s arrival through Verizon Wireless in the U.S., complete with 4G LTE bands supported by the carrier.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 which broke cover in September during the IFA event is certainly a tablet worth considering as it features pretty much the same hardware as the newly announced Galaxy NotePRO (except for the size) down to every detail. This is merely an FCC listing, so there’s no official word on when the tablet will officially hit Verizon, but we’re guessing an announcement will take place in the coming weeks, possibly during the MWC.
This is clearly one of the best tablets in the market today which will get even better once Samsung rolls out the Android 4.4 update with the new TouchWiz and the Magazine UX. Expect the tablet to cost somewhere close to $600 off contract, which is the price of the Wi-Fi variant currently sold by Samsung, so it’s certainly not going to be easy on your wallets.