The Skyrocket, which boasts a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera, was one of AT&T's first LTE-ready handsets. The even larger Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch behemoth with a stylus, is a more recent, yet somewhat quirky, addition to the Galaxy S II line.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is a pretty major reboot that remakes the interface and enables unique features as well, like Android Beam, a sharing protocol for phones with NFC. And that just scratches the surface.
I've had the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0 for about a week now, and am happy to report that the OS, though subtle, works smoothly. I am, however, a little disappointed that ICS on this phone looks and acts just like Gingerbread, and not like stock Android or even like Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung has also added addition productivity apps on the Note, which help take the stylus to a slightly more exalted level.