Just because the original Samsung GALAXY Note is about to be replaced with the sequel doesn't mean that the device is no longer useful. In fact, Samsung is sending out an OTA update on Wednesday to the international version of the device (GT-N7000). The update brings to the phablet some of the newer features found on the Samsung GALAXY S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The update, based on Android 4.0.4, brings the Pop-up Play feature to the GALAXY Note. This allows users to view a video on the screen, move it around, and continue to watch it no matter what else is on the screen. It is similar to the picture-in-a-picture function found on some large screen televisions.
The international version of the Samsung GALAXY Note
Other new features that you will find on the 5.3 inch screen include a 3D gallery app similar to what is on the new version of the GALAXY Note, enhancements to the home screen and lock screen and S Cloud back up. Samsung has yet to take the wraps off of the latter, but at IFA, some of the Samsung GALAXY Note II units sported the S Cloud feature. There is also a new launcher, similar to the one on the Samsung Galaxy S III, and a new contacts list along with improvements to the performance of the device. A new feature lets you raise the phablet to dial the phone number of the contact that you are looking at on the screen. Unfortunately, it seems that some new bloatware comes with the update. Samsung Galaxy S II owners should be on the lookout for this new software version as well.
The update, as we said, is being sent out OTA although those with an unlocked model will have to hook up the phone to their computer and access Samsung Kies to score the new features.
12.Tre-Nitty(Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Just can't keep apple off your mind huh? So explain to me wha super features that android has that ios doesnt. Keep in mind I have a one x in my hands right now, so don't try to speak to me like I don't know android. Ok fanboy, start naming.
17.pkiran1996(Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
- NFC connectivity for quicker and faster sharing of information and payment systems
- BLUETOOTH (it's pathetic that iPhone isn't compatible with other devices)
- HEAVY customization and personalisation
- Widgets; instant information without having to launch an app
- EXPANDABLE storage
- Alternate keyboards
- 4G speeds
- Installing non-market apps.
19.Tre-Nitty(Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
NFC, not really relevant right now
Bluetooth, that's a phone feature, not os feature bit iPhone has Bluetooth, just not what you wan
Heavy customization, so sloppy widgets. You got me there.
Storage expansion, that's a device feature, not a software feature.
Keyboards, ios keyboard is one of the best.
4G, see next iPhone.
Non market apps, jailbreak the iPhone.
22.frydaexiii(Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yeah, anything that the iPhone doesn't have isn't relevant right now. iFan logic.
Sloppy widgets? The closest thing you guys have to widgets is a weather scroller and 2 dumb little buttons that let you post to FB & Twitter, and Android has sloppy widgets?
And since Apple designs both software and hardware, yeah, there's still no expandable storage, and never will have it.
And Android has one of the best keyboards, and Meego has one of the best keyboards, and WP7 has one of the best keyboards. It's about personal preference, and right now, if some one didn't like iOS's keyboard, they're stuck with it.
Jailbreak iPhone, not approved by Apple, deems warranty void, irrelevant to this argument.
Once again, iFan logic at it's best, iRationalizing.
25.FranksGT(Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)
You have failed hard in your post. You dont own a one x thats for sure. Because you sound like a moron. He proved your wrong on 3 things and you just took it to a personal preference battle.
Get off Apples NUTS and get a real phone.
Wifi-direct. You owned a htc one x. You should know what im saying. Even with some devices without wifi-direct, you can use tap pouch as well, which also let you transfer any file that you want with speed 2.4 to3mb per second.
Android user only use bluetooth for connect wireless headset. But no more any others features.
I wouldnt say that android have more features than ios. But in reality android already can compete with ios. Which was more friendly use to all user without a ton of limitation.