IFA just might be the biggest tech conference you’ve never heard of. Each late summer in Berlin, this sprawling show brings together some of the biggest companies in mobile. The show’s so big, you could miss one day and be thrown for a loop. For example, today at IFA Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II, several companies unveiled new Windows 8 hybrid laptop-tablets, and we played with the world’s first camera with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s even a first-of-its kind Windows Phone 8 device on the list. Find everything you missed during the first day of IFA 2012 below.
Looks like Samsung thought the Galaxy Note was too tiny. The second-generation of the popular 5.3-inch phone/tablet ups the ante in more ways than one. Most noticeably, the screen is now 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, the device now contains a quad-core CPU, and the attached stylus supports more features than ever before.