Jelly Bean is increasingly becoming available for a wide range of Android phones. First we showed you the Galaxy S III, then the One X, and now the Galaxy Note with this early build of Android 4.1 via a preview of CyanogenMod 10. So far, we’ve found the CM10 previews to be exceptionally stable and (most importantly) fast. How about the Galaxy Note? Well, that might be the exception. While the CM10 preview works in terms of functionality, there are some performance issues that keep it from being as incredibly smooth as the other two aforementioned devices. There seems to be some [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note will soon turn one-year old and the internet is already burning because of all the Samsung Galaxy Note II rumors. However, this should’t stop Samsung and T-Mobile fans from being excited over the Galaxy Note and its appearance on Magenta. It’s been rumored (and expected) for quite some time and last we heard it received its FCC certification.
The image above and the one below are reportedly official press renders of the T-Mobile variant. As you can see, it’s nothing out of the ordinary (still following the Galaxy S II guidelines in terms [...]
Although it has been about six month since the Samsung Galaxy Note was debuted we have finally gotten our hands on the long awaited official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM from Samsung. A few days ago we reported that XDA-Developers had posted on the Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) Android Development forum that Germany had received the official ICS update through the Kies software. If you are the lucky few that opted for the international Galaxy Note you will now be able to upgrade your device to the official Android 4.0.3 build.
The update comes with a few key features that make using the [...]
We’ve recently seen the AT&T Galaxy Note running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at CTIA and we were wondering how much longer do we have to wait until Samsung finally flips the switch on the platform refresh roll-out. They’ve been teasing the Premium Suite coming with the new version of Android and now Ice Cream Sandwich is rolling out, according to reports.
The roll-out process, and whether it has already started or not, depends pretty much on the region you’re in. Anyways, it refers to the International version (model number N7000) and it looks like [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy Note on AT&T in the States is absolutely going to be getting an update bringing the phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T has confirmed as much, and we’ve seen leaked ICS releases specifically for this AT&T version of the hardware. The big question on the minds of so many Note owners has been just when will the carrier get around to finally releasing it. We may not be any closer to learning the precise date, but there are some new signs that AT&T is getting closer to finalizing update plans, showing-off an ICS-running Note at [...]
The Galaxy Note is a great phone, but it’s hampered a bit by Samsung’s TouchWiz interface which seems to touch each and every aspect of the user experience. What if you want stock Ice Cream Sandwich, the way nature (and Google) intended? Fear not. If you’re brave enough to root your phone, there’s an extremely stable and fast CM9 alpha ROM (based on Android 4.0.4 to be exact) now available for the Galaxy Note. After several days of use, we didn’t come across any bugs whatsoever. Using the Galaxy Note with ICS is refreshing, as you can see in the video [...]
If you’re one of the many smartphone users out there for whom Samsung’s unusually-sized Galaxy Note stands out as a fabulous compromise between small tablets and more petite smartphones, we’ve got some good news that could very well make the phone even more appealing: official experimental releases of CyanogenMod 9 for the Note have just started started coming out, and while there’s still plenty left to do, some major usability improvements have already been made.
The very first release, out yesterday, had some serious handicaps keeping it from being much [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note on T-Mobile is more than just a rumor or a report as, thanks to all the recent information, it became a known fact which we learned to take for granted. There were even screenshots allegedly taken from the device and now the 5.3-incher with T-Mobile branding is smiling for the camera.
If the carrier logo at the top doesn’t convince you then take a look at all the T-Mobile apps on there: T-Mobile Name ID, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile TV and My T-Mobile. There’s still not information regarding pricing and availability but with these pictures already [...]
As the past generation of Android smartphones ever-so-slowly starts receiving updates to bring them forward to Ice Cream Sandwich, we’ve heard plenty of promises from both manufacturers and carriers about which devices would end up making the Android 4.0 cut, and which would be left behind. Today we’ve got some updated info on the manufacturer side of things, with Samsung publishing a carrier-by-carrier breakdown of which models would be seeing ICS updates in the States.
Since we’ve already heard commentary about many of these models and their prospects for ICS [...]
Of course you can do some magic and hack the Galaxy Note to work on T-Mobile by adding a different radio but the SGH-T879, Magenta’s own (and highly anticipated) “phablet” should be just around the corner, if the rumors and reports are to be believed.
The screenshot above was allegedly taken off of a T-Mobile Galaxy Note testing unit. Whether this is the real deal or not is yet unknown so treat this with your usual dose of skepticism. The model number is SGH-T879 and seems to run Android 4.0.3 — which is missing even from the international Note, the [...]