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:

  • by | June 25, 2012 4:32 AM

    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 of removing the home button ...

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  • by | June 19, 2012 1:35 PM

    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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  • by | June 11, 2012 7:58 PM

    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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  • by | June 11, 2012 12:57 PM

    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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  • by | May 25, 2012 7:27 PM

    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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  • by | May 24, 2012 2:30 AM

    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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  • by | May 21, 2012 1:15 PM

    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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  • by | May 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    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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  • by | May 10, 2012 4:23 AM

    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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  • by | May 7, 2012 7:34 PM

    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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  • by | May 4, 2012 12:41 PM

    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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  • by | May 1, 2012 3:13 PM

    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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  • by | April 25, 2012 3:45 AM

    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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  • by | April 24, 2012 11:06 AM

    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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  • by | April 23, 2012 3:11 AM

    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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