Tag Archive: Galaxy Note II


Huawei’s Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the manufacturer is indeed working on a galaxy Note II competitor. He went even further telling us to wait for Huawei’s device, because it will be much better and cheaper than the phablet top dog.

A while ago there was this rumored device called Huawei Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch 1080p display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

Yu Chengdong confirmed such a device is indeed in the works and it will be slimmer and cooler with better grip, display and battery life.

There is no word on the official announcement or release, but as the rumor has it we can expect the announcement to take place at CES 2013 in January.

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Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III. The update brings the new Multi-View multitasking interface, system apps, controls, settings and more.

Samsung has just started seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III. It’s available over-the-air and the first country to get it is Poland. Other countries should join the roll out very soon, though.

The update brings lots of new features to the Galaxy S III, which were introduced with the Galaxy Note IIphablet. Here is the complete changelog:

  • Android version 4.1.2
  • Multi-View
  • Page Buddy
  • New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)
  • Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)
  • Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
  • Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
  • Paper Artist App
  • Group Cast App

The continuous input claimed to come with the 4.1.2 version actually was available within the original 4.1.1 update.

The Galaxy 2 10.1 Wi-Fi slate is also getting some Jelly Bean treatment today. Samsung has started the update process for the Ice Cream Sandwich-running slate and if you live in the United Kingdom you can update your device over-the-air or via Kies.

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xA new method of circumventing the carrier SIM restriction on Samsung Galaxy S III’s and Galaxy Note II’s has been uncovered.

All you have to do is enter a code from your devices’ menu; there’s no need to send information to a website, pay anything or wait for an unlock code.

Note that this method may not work for all Galaxy S III or Note II variants. Also keep in mind that this could void your warranty, so proceed at your own risk. Here are the steps you need to take:

1) Insert the desired SIM card you want to use unlocked into your device, and restart the phone.

2) Enter the code *#197328640# into the keypad and press send.

3) Go to Main Menu -> [1] UMTS -> [1] Debug Screen -> [8] Phone Control -> [6] Network Lock -> Options [3] Perso SHA256 OFF (after choosing this option, wait for at least 30 seconds)

4) Go back one step by pressing the Menu button, select back, which should bring you to [6] Network Lock, then choose [4] NW Lock NV Data INITIALLIZ.

If you followed the above steps correctly, your device should now work with the new SIM card!

Let us know if the above method worked for you, and on what device.

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The 3100mAh battery unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note II already propelled it to an impressive endurance rating in our battery test. I do however, reckon that there might be some users out there who would appreciate some extra juice at their disposal – just in case they need to jump start their car in a cold winter morning. Mugen Power’s humongous 6400mAh battery is aiming at those Galaxy Note II owners.

The laptop worthy battery unit is scheduled to ship on December 21, priced at a hair less than $100. The aforementioned amount of cash will secure you a battery, as well as a special cover for it with a built-in kickstand. The phablet’s NFC connectivity will remain functional with the new unit.

With the Samsung Galaxy Note II already a hefty device, installing Mugen Power’s 6400mAh battery will make it next to impossible to sit in a pocket. The overall visual appeal of the phablet is another issue to deal with.

A 6400mAh battery for $100, or a duo of regular 3100mAh units with a dedicated wall-charger for half the price? What would you pick?

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Verizon raised a few eyebrows when it put its logo on the Home button of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but if you can live with that, you should know that the phablet goes on sale tomorrow, November 29.

The price is the same as it was during pre-orders – $300 if you sign a 2-year contract, or $700 if you prefer to go off-contract. The Note II for Verizon is available in Marble White and Titanium Gray.

By the way, if you’ve already pre-ordered Samsung’s fast-selling phablet, you should have a shipping confirmation email in your inbox.

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note II is the same 5.5″ Super AMOLED-packing, Jelly Bean-running, Exynos-powered device as the international version, but also gets support for Verizon’s CDMA and 4G LTE networks.

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At the beginning of November Samsung announced they’ve sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note IIphablets and now, merely a couple of weeks later, we get word that this number has grown to north of 5 million.

It took the Galaxy Note II just two months to achieve this impressive milestone. Part of the device’s success is due to its wide availability, as Samsung has made the Note II available in 128 countries. Nevertheless, 5 million units in just 2 months is mightily impressive.

In comparison, it took the original Galaxy Note 5 months to reach the 5 million sold units mark.

The company’s flagship, the Galaxy S III, is selling like hot cakes as well and recently hit 30 million shipped units since its launch back in May.

The newly announced Galaxy Note II not only borrows design cues from the Galaxy S III best-seller, but it’s also going to have an official flip case accessory similar to that of its sibling.

The flip case is identical (though bigger) to the Galaxy S III flip case, but has the Note II paintjobs – Marble White or Titanium Gray.

Just like with the Galaxy S III, the Note II flip case replaces the original battery cover and folds over the screen to protect it.

We guess the flip case will hit the market when the Note II does and will probably cost the same as its Galaxy S III sibling.

A test ROM, carrying a version number N7100XXDLJ2 for the Galaxy Note II has just surfaced, giving everyone brave enough to try manual flashing a chance to experience the latest goodies from the Samsung R&D center.

The leaked release bring a cool new ink effect for the lockscreen, which you can check out in the following video:

Other new features of the leaked ROM include:

  • New Group Cast application
  • Updated notification toggles
  • Customizable notification panel
  • Swype-like continuous input for Samsung Keyboard

Follow our source link for info on how to get the update running on your Note II. As always, be careful when installing pre-release firmware updates and know that this will void your warranty.