updated 05:34 pm EST, Fri December 28, 2012
Galaxy Note II to come in black
Samsung appears to be preparing to release a new color variant of its Galaxy Note II. Purported press images found by AndroidSlash appear to show an all-black model of the fast-selling handset. There is no word on when exactly the all black Note II might debut or on which carriers it may appear.
Google+ Pages can now share with non-followers
Google rolled out a few changes to its Google+ social layer today, allowing Business Pages to interact with users that do not have them in their Circles. The move is aimed at allowing business users of Google Plus to more effectively engage with other users, and Google is rumored to be working on analytics for the service. The search giant has denied these rumors, but information that previously appeared on a page detailing the new Pages features seemed to indicate that social analytics were in the offing. For now, Business Pages users will be able to +1, share, and comment on posts made by users that were not already circling them.