Great news for all Galaxy Note owners !
Unlike OTHER companies, Samsung hasn’t abandoned its loyal Note customers as they want you to buy their latest device – the Galaxy Note 2.
On the contrary. Samsung has taken features from their most popular phone, the Galaxy S3 and from the Note 2 and have created an update for the current Note owners.
The new over-the-air update is currently being circulated around Germany and will be making its way globally soon.
Using the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) as the base Operating System, the new Launcher and User Interface has been radically updated. Note owners will also get some of the cool features from the S3 and Note 2 such as:
- Pop-up Play
- A new Note 2-style 3D gallery app
- Lock screen and home screen enhancements
- ‘S Cloud’ contact back-up
- The phone’s User Interface has also changed.
Everyone is pushing for seamless cloud services and Samsung has already announced a deal with Dropbox to provide online storage and backup of photos and videos. Now it has includes Contact Backup too. I hope this will assist in keeping the desktop/ cloud/ phone contacts in synch.
I am hoping the the Social Share and Smart Stay will be one of those features that the Note will get…holding thumbs…
At the time of this post, South Africa hasn’t received the update (both via Kies nor via OTA). As soon as I do, it will be posted !
Note: if you are brave enough, you can manually force your device to update. there are lots of articles on the web showing how. Its not advisable in my humble opinion as the horror stories of how wrong this can go far outweigh the reward of getting the update sooner then its official release. You have been warned…