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 […]

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 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 […]

List of latest Galaxy Note reviews


As Samsung Galaxy Note is heading to the US market, a lot of reviews for US (AT&T) version of this phone were published last week. Here we compiled a list of such reviews from CNET, PCWorld, engadget, phandroid, Android Community, as well as a negative review (seldom get) from Los Angeles Times. 1. Review from […]

3 fast ways to create screenshot in Galaxy Note (Note II, Note 3 and Note 8.0 as well) without using any apps


Update:  you can also use these 3 methods to take screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. The methods works on all Galaxy Note family products. yes, there are a lot of screenshot apps in the Android market (Play Store). But do you know you do not need any of them […]

Galaxy Note (and SII) will receive Ice Cream Sandwich in early March


Tipster Eldar Murtazin (Editor-in-Chief of said Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich, ICS) will hit S II in March in a recent tweet. In November 2011, Samsung confirmed  Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming to its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note smartphones some time in 2012. In last December, the release date was […]