Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note

[Full Galaxy Note Review] Equipped with a capacitive stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note was announced at IFA 2011. The smartphone sports a large 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280x800 resolution. Inside, it's packing a dual-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos processor. It comes running Google Android 2.3 with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It also features two cameras, one front facing two-megapixel camera for video chat and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read on for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note news, reviews and videos:

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    A couple weeks ago, some rumors started going around concerning a potential follow-up to Samsung's Galaxy Note. These rumors suggested that the Note 2 would see its release in October of this year, but we weren't convinced just how reliable that information might be, especially as it arrived accompanied by a lot of hardware specs that sounded like pure guesswork. Now a new rumor arrives making just a couple specific claims about the Note 2, including the use of one special component we've been hearing about for years. Remember the flexible OLED display prototypes we keep seeing demoed at ...

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    Following the US debut of Samsung's Galaxy Note on AT&T and its fledgling LTE service, it seems like the phone has been doing everything in its power to make it over to T-Mobile, as well. First, we heard about efforts from hackers to modify the phone's radio software to provide some very basic T-Mobile 3G support. Later, some leaked pictures purported to show an official T-Mobile version of the Note in the works, revealed as Samsung model number SGH-T879. Tonight, that model pops-up at the FCC, upon the publication of the phone's certification paperwork. Just like we'd expect to see, ...

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    Look here: Samsung's Galaxy Note passed the 5-million-units-sold mark in March. That's sold, not shipped. Current sales estimates hover between 7 and 10 million Galaxy Notes circulating in the wild. That's a lot of units for a device as unique as the Note, with its monstrous 5.3-inch screen and accompanying oversized casing. Indeed, the Note was the first device to focus worldwide attention on a new sub-category of devices, commonly referred to as "phablets." While some consider that portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet" to be a derisive term, I don't think it is- and it certainly hasn't ...

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    We've been waiting for some sort of confirmation on when Samsung's eagerly-anticipated Galaxy S III would become available in the States, and while we still lack precise official word, tonight a newly-leaked roadmap out of T-Mobile gives us some anticipated dates for a couple upcoming models, including the GS3. According to this leak, T-Mobile will first get the Galaxy S III in blue on June 20 (the same date we've seen tipped for the phone's Canadian release), with the white version following on July 11. This is interesting for a couple reasons, first because that's precisely the opposite ...

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    When we were in London to meet the Samsung Galaxy S III we noticed that the operation was very smooth, as it should be given the most powerful processor to be found on an Android device. However, Samsung's own TouchWiz UX is also smooth and a great improvement over previous versions and it is now available for other (select Samsung device users, for the moment). Let's start with the predecessor, the Galaxy S II. If you are running a Samsung-based ROM you could try TouchWiz UX on your device. There are two flavors, one with four columns and one with five. Head over to the first source link ...

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    In just a couple months' time, the 2012 Summer Olympics will be kicking-off, allowing with the requisite media frenzy that goes right along with it. Companies will be looking to capitalize on the Games in a major way, and sponsors have shelled-out big bucks to get their names affiliated with the event. Samsung is one of those companies that intends to promote its products with plenty of Olympic tie-ins, and we've already learned that its Galaxy S III is to be the official smartphone of the Games, with a special Olympic edition being made available to athletes so that they can use the ...

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    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 Galaxy Note ...

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    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 users in Germany are receiving it via ...

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    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 this week's CTIA show in New Orleans. ...

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    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 here. CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for Galaxy ...

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    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 more than a curiosity. Chief among ...

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    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 leaked those bits ...

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    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 before, this document isn't ...

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    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 official way -- with build IML74K.UVLD3 ...

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    When word first slipped out about Samsung's Premium Suite for the Galaxy Note, there was some initial confusion over just what the company was planning, and if the Premium Suite might be another Value Pack like the Galaxy S got in lieu of Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, that didn't sound too plausible, given the Note's hardware capabilities, and sure enough, we later learned that the Premium Suite was a collection of S-Pen-optimized apps that Samsung would be delivering to the Note alongside its full-on ICS update. We've seen leaks of Note ICS beta ROMs, but what we looked at was missing ...

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    Sprint sure seems to be putting in quite the effort lately to make sure its subscribers have access to some of the most popular smartphone models. The Galaxy Nexus may be a welcome, if not slightly late addition, but the announcement of HTC EVO 4G LTE was an especially nice treat, stealing away a bit of AT&T's One X thunder. That's only the start of things, though, and there's a new discovery that's just been made that may suggest another high-profile Android is headed to Sprint. It's not being prominently featured, but mouse-over a certain thumbnail on Sprint's website and you'll see what ...

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    The pink Samsung Galaxy Note was shown off at this year's CeBIT in Germany at the beginning of last month but there were no details about the availability of the "happy" colored device. Berry Pink is the official color of the phone and it was announced for the South Korean market. Aside from the color, everything is the same, including the specs and the S-Pen (which is also pink by the way, as you can see in the render above). There are no details about exact pricing and availability but those who waited for the shade can now prepare to purchase one and add it to those five million already ...

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    Q2, that's what Samsung told the world related to the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note, including the "Premium Suite". There were no other details and now we hear that the phone on Bell will get its ICS treat with a delay. April 2012 was the time frame scheduled (estimated, really) by a leaked Bell document but it appears that the official refresh will be delayed until May. Another leaked Bell internal document says: "please note that estimated release month for the Samsung Galaxy Note is May 2012". It should definitely have something to do with the official update ...

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    If the rumors and the leaks are true then those who want a white Samsung Galaxy Note and are Telus subscribers (or future customers) in Canada should be happy to find out that the 5.3-incher will be landing starting today. According to a leaked internal document the white variant of the Note will go for the same $199.99 on a three-year contract (and $779.99 for the phone only). On the same note, Bell Canada has an April 10 launch scheduled for the same white Samsung Galaxy Note. Its own prices are exactly the same: $199.99 when you sign a three-year commitment or $729.99 outright. The one ...

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    Samsung promised an official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note along with a Premium Suite that should be landing in the second quarter of the year. While you're waiting for that, there's a leak of what appears to be an in-development Samsung official ROM. The leak is for the SGH-I717, meaning it's the AT&T variant of the "phablet" and it is rather strange that we're seeing a carrier variant get a leak before the unlocked international version (or should we say finally?). Heading over to the source link you are able to download an executable file which is really a one-click ...

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    Our Canadian friends who are running Android and are Bell subscribers will love this! The good folks at MobileSyrup managed to get their hands on what appears to be a schedule for upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Bell Canada's Android phones. We all know what Ice Cream Sandwich brings and we all want it. So, Bell customers check this out: if you have one of the following phones (and tablet), this is when to expect the update. - Samsung Galaxy S II: April 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Note: April 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: May 2012 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE: June 2012 - HTC ...

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    On December 29, Samsung celebrated more than one million Galaxy Note units shipped globally. Fast forward to today, Samsung is proud to announce that the 5.3-inch "monster" sold five million units in five months. However, five months after its announcement and five million units later, the popular device still hasn't seen its official Ice Cream Sandwich update. Samsung is already teasing the platform refresh together with the "Premium Suite" for the second quarter of the year but we wish it would be here already. Source: Samsung Thanks: Min

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    Just a day or so following an alleged leak of ICS for the SGSII Skyrocket, the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is now officially on the list of devices that will be getting CM9 based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to a post on the CyanogenMod Google+ page, the name of the AT&T variant of Galaxy S II is no longer "galaxys2att" (like it was for CM7), now it's the "i777", which is its device model name. Additionally, the first CM9 nightly for the i777 is live! Yes, you can go and get CM9 for your AT&T SGSII right now! But there's more! Hidden in the text of the ...

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    A few hours ago, we learned form HTC that users on AT&T were about to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their Vivid smartphones. Since then, AT&T has released its own statement, confirming today's availability of ICS for the Vivid, and giving us an official list of the phones it plans to see upgraded to Android 4.0. Much like the list released by Verizon at the beginning of the month, we've already heard a lot of this from manufacturers, but it's reassuring to see things backed-up by carriers, as we all know how much influence they have over whether or not our phones get updates. In addition to ...

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    After the Samsung Galaxy S II recently got the official Ice Cream Sandwich update -- and the Galaxy Note got a bugfix refresh -- it's time for the 5.3-incher to join the Android 4.0 party with a new platform and a Premium Suite. Short version: S Pen optimized applications, enhanced multimedia features and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Special features to the S Pen apps have been added but you're more interested in the Ice Cream Sandwich update by itself, which brings "an entirely new look and feel to Android on Galaxy Note, with a more intuitive user interface that includes a redesigned ...

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