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 Jelly Bean 4.2 update yet. Anyway, the waiting is almost over. Now, let's list the top 10 anticipated features in this Jelly Bean 4.,1 update for our more-than-one-year-old Galaxy Note. For … [Continue reading] about Top 10 expected features in Jelly Bean 4.1 update for Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note 2: the first Jelly Bean phone will reach your hands as early as this October
As rumored (or expected), Samsung announced the second generation of Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, at IFA 2012 yesterday. Now, the first Jenny Bean(out of box, not through update) phone. So, here is a short list of changes (from Galaxy Note to Galaxy Note 2): Jelly Bean (aka, Android 4.1), vs Ginger Bread (Android 2.3). So Galaxy Note is the first Jelly Bean phone. 5.5 inch display, vs 5.3 inch 16:9 ratio (1280*720, HD), vs 16:10 *1280*800, WXGA) Quad core 1.6GHz CPU, vs dual core … [Continue reading] about Galaxy Note 2: the first Jelly Bean phone will reach your hands as early as this October
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 the 6-page S Note tips, 6-page productivity tips, and 6 samples (not sure why Samsung guys like 6, 6=s) in the S Note app. So, I created this tutorial to give you some idea how to use the … [Continue reading] about S Note Tutorial: how to use productivity tools
Why Galaxy Note 10.1 will fail?
Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced in last February to take the momentum generated by Galaxy Note. This is a wise decision to create a unique tablet with S Pen (and productivity tools). The initial specifications announced in MWC2012 were not impressive and the design was just another out-of-the-mill Android tablet. So, Samsung decided to re-work it. Now after more than 5 months, pre-order of this tablet was announced by Negri Electronics at $750 (No Jelly Bean, still ICS). Maybe the price will … [Continue reading] about Why Galaxy Note 10.1 will fail?
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 after the ICS update. Each update fixes some bugs and the performance should be improved, so we usually recommend users to apply the update, although some new problems may be reported, … [Continue reading] about Top 10 new features in Galaxy Note after ICS update
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 July 11, Samsung also pushed out the ICS 4.0.4 update for Galaxy Note users in German. And today, more regions including most European countries and … [Continue reading] about ICS 4.0.4 update for Galaxy Note is arriving, globally
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 necessary to go back to GB. Don't over-react on the feeling. In this post, I will share with you how to read your available RAMs, and some tips to make your Note more responsive. During the ICS … [Continue reading] about Why did I get less free RAM after the ICS update in my Galaxy Note?
AllAboutGalaxyNote updated: from one-way communication to N-way
You may already notice this blog was updated this weekend: from a blog to a community. Blogging is an effective to share experience, to discuss some specific issues with a small group peers. This is the original format of AllAboutGalaxyNote.com, powered by WordPress. However, when a blog post has 100-200 discussions, the limitation is obvious: it is hard to navigate (although WordPress is really a solid platform). In addition, it is very hard for a visitor to start a new topic due to the … [Continue reading] about AllAboutGalaxyNote updated: from one-way communication to N-way
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 a problem of "feeling" because I personally felt similar battery life after the ICS update. I was a bit disappointed because I had expected some sort of … [Continue reading] about How to solve battery issues after ICS update in your Galaxy Note?
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 post mentioned above; others are through Google+. For all these questions, I tried my best to answer them, and will continue to answer them. I noticed there are some repeated … [Continue reading] about Top 10 questions on ICS update for your Galaxy Note
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 source code to the public? This is simply the obligation of using Android, because Android is using Apache license 2.0 except the Linux … [Continue reading] about Galaxy Note Android 4.0 ICS source code is available now, why Samsung must release the source code?
Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to your 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 hyped Premium Suite is included. Of course, this update is for international version, not the US (AT&T) version. I will post my hands-on report once my Note get updated. Did you get the … [Continue reading] about Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to your Galaxy Note
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) Speakerphone DSP Manager USB On-The-Go (OTG) Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) The good thing is the firmware … [Continue reading] about CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for Galaxy Note
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 Suite specially for Galaxy Note. Yesterday, another ICS ROM for Galaxy Note was leaked. According to Rootzwiki, the build is for AT &T version, … [Continue reading] about Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy Note leaked (for AT&T version)
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 is a genuine market for such Phablets. I like the size as written in the Size Always Matters post. Hope Samsung can maintain the momentum and push out … [Continue reading] about 5 million Galaxy Note Users cannot be wrong!
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 officially pushed the date to Q2. So, your waiting time should vary from one week to one week plus 3 months. Usually, when a phone manufacturer tells in … [Continue reading] about Ice Cream Sandwich will goes to Galaxy Note in Q2 of 2012