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Aug 29, 2012 2:13 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note II

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.

Samsung, the world's largest maker of phones, is revealing the Galaxy Note II at a trade show in Berlin.

The 5.5-inch screen is narrower but longer than on the first version. The processor is faster, and the software has been further adapted for the included stylus - the phone's signature feature.

The Note runs on Google's Android operating system but isn't among the phones that Apple is asking a judge to ban from the U.S.

Samsung says the new phone will go on sale in Europe and Asia in October. It did not say when it would launch with a U.S. carrier.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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