Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update: Top 5 disappointments and top 5 consolations


Samsung released the Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update (Android 4.4.2) to more and more regions. You may check the update through your Galaxy Note 3 or through Kies. Some users may have to wait for the KitKat update a bit longer The Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update equips Galaxy Note 3  with the latest version […]

Who stole my butter? Solving slowness probelms in Galaxy Note after Jelly Bean update


Jelly Bean 4.1 updated for Galaxy Note has been rolled out in phases since February 2013. This update brings Galaxy Note owners many excited improvements, new features and apps. Some of the new features were explained in  the Top 12 new features you should try after getting Jelly Bean 4.1 update for Galaxy Note. However, some users […]

Top 12 new features you should try after getting Jelly Bean 4.1 update for Galaxy Note


Jelly Bean 4.1 update has been available in more and more regions since February. Now our almost 1.5-year-old Note get a new  life again after the Ice Cream Sandwich update last year. If the rumor can be trusted (and it is usually can be trusted), Galaxy Note will get Jelly Bean 4.2 update this year […]

Is LG Optimus G Pro an Alternative to Galaxy Note 2?


It is not a secret that LG wants to step into the phablet market which is dominated by Samsung’s 5.3″ Galaxy Note and 5.5″ Galaxy Note 2. The 5″ rectangle slab, Optimus Vu, and Vu 2, announced last year, failed miserably to get into this niche market. So, this year, LG Optimus G Pro was […]

Galaxy Note 8.0: the largest smartphone in the history!


Galaxy Note family now has a new member: Galaxy Note 8.0. It is different from Galaxy Note 10.1, which is clearly a tablet. It is simply a larger version of Galaxy Note 2, a giant phone. So, this is a smartphone, at least, not a pure tablet. This can be easily identified by: 1). an […]

Top 10 expected features in Jelly Bean 4.1 update for Galaxy Note


We all know Samsung has been working on Jelly Bean (4.1) update for Galaxy Note, although this Korean company never officially confirm or announce this update. The information we have is the update may be rolled out as early as in December. and most users will get it in Q1/2013. There is no information on […]

S Note Tutorial: how to use productivity tools


S Pen is something unique in our Galaxy Note. ICS (aka Android 4.0) update simply made our Note more useful with some new apps specially for S Pen. S Note is one of these new and interesting apps. However, some Galaxy Note users are not sure how to use S Note, although, Samsung already includes […]

Top 10 new features in Galaxy Note after ICS update


After the official release of ICS 4.0.3 update for Galaxy Note  in May and ICS 4.0.4 update last week, some users asked me what the new features are. Thanks to Samsung’s Touch Viz UI, most users will not visually find any changes after the update. Here I prepared the top 10 new features in your Galaxy Note […]

ICS 4.0.4 update for Galaxy Note is arriving, globally


After 2 months of the initial ICS update(4.0.3) for Galaxy Note, Samsung now quietly roll out ICS 4.0.4 globally. I was a bit surprised when I saw the update notification, because I just got the information the 4.0.4 update would be roll out gradually. Apparently, immediately after releasing the ICS update for AT&T’s version Galaxy Note on […]

Why did I get less free RAM after the ICS update in my Galaxy Note?


Some users felt the sluggish immediately after the ICS update on the Galaxy Note. Some users even want to go back to Gingerbread, as commented by some users on the post of Top 10 questions on ICS update for your Galaxy Note and Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to your Galaxy Note Of course, it is NOT […]

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 […]