How to solve battery issues after ICS update in your Galaxy Note?


Update: although the post was initially written for Galaxy Note with ICS, the method actually works for Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3 and many other Android devices with different versions of Android. After ICS update, some Galaxy Note users complained about poorer battery life compared with that with Gingerbread. Initially, I thought it is […]

Top 10 questions on ICS update for your Galaxy Note


Yes, ICS update is available for about one third Galaxy Note users. To get the most current    status on the availability of ICS update in different regions, you may check this post (I will update it once new info is available). I received some inquiries on ICS update for Galaxy Note: some are through comment of the […]

Galaxy Note Android 4.0 ICS source code is available now, why Samsung must release the source code?


Today, Samsung finally released the Android 4.0 (ICS) source code for Galaxy Note. If you are enthusiastic developer, you can work out your own ROM now very easily. Very likely, within one month, several different flavors of Galaxy ICS ROMs will be floating around. Why does Samsung (and all other licensed Android hardware manufactures) have to release the […]

Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to your Galaxy Note

ICS update for Galaxy Note

The long-waited Ice Cream Sandwich (aka Android 4.0) is quietly rolled out to unlocked Galaxy Notes. This is firstly reported by Devin Balentina. It seems only some users in Europe can update now, and none of users in Asia can get it up to now. The size of this update is reported at 318MB. The […]

CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for Galaxy Note


CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware distribution and CyanogenMod 9 is for  Android 4.0 (ICS). Now, there is a mostly workable distribution for Galaxy Note with S Pen support. According the dedicated  forum thread of CyanogenMod 9 for Galaxy Note in XDA-Developers, almost everything works  except: FM radio (CyanogenMod 9 does not have FM Radio support for any devices) […]

Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy Note leaked (for AT&T version)


Yes, about 5 million Galaxy Note users are patiently waiting for the update to the delicious Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS, aka Android 4.0) since last November. Initially, we heard the ICS update will be available together with Galaxy SII  in March. Later, Samsung officially announced the ICS update for Galaxy Note would be pushed to Q2, with Premium […]

5 million Galaxy Note Users cannot be wrong!


Samsung just announced they shipped 5,000,000 Galaxy Note. 5 months, 5 millions units shipped, it is impressive! Potentially (some are still in the vendors’s warehouse) 5 million users! For a smartphone, whose 5.3″ size was questions by many reviewerssince its initial release 5 months ago, it is a big success.  5 million buyers proved there […]

Ice Cream Sandwich will goes to Galaxy Note in Q2 of 2012


In February, we reported that Galaxy Note probably would get the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS, aka, Android 4.0) update in March (together with Galaxy SII). Obviously, Samsung missed the target. Galaxy SII users in Europe and some other regions started to receive ICS update about two weeks ago. Nothing for Galaxy Note users. Last week, […]

Samsung pink galaxy note hit the market now, for pink nails


As speculated in February, pink Galaxy Note will hit the market this month. The day comes. This  pink version completes the other galaxy notes: carbon blue and ceramic white. There are no changes in specifications except the color. The target consumer are women, just like pink Galaxy Note SII. I don’t think any guys will […]

Samsung announced the big brother of Galaxy Note: Galaxy Note 10.1


For those who complaining the (over)size of Galaxy Note, Samsung listened, and will give you an even bigger Note. It is Galaxy Note 10.1. With a 10.1″ display, Galaxy Note 10.1 is obviously in the tablet camp. Although it comes with 3G (no LTE) connectivity, you probably will not use it as a phone: you […]

Is Galaxy Note really too large? size always matters!


Recently, I read so many reviews complaining on the size of Galaxy Note. The resentments include:  it is too large; the reviewer cannot operate it with one hand; it looks stupid when you hold it near your ear. Before I talk anything about these reviews, maybe we can watch the a video of Steve Ballmer […]