1. Install Kies on PC
2. Connect your Samsung to PC using cable
3. Kies will automatically download firmware and upgrade your phone
The process should take at least 1 hour. It takes about 2 hours for Sony Xperia.
Here is my Samsung Galaxy Note on ICS
- Smart phone vendors including Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola, LG, Dell, Asus, Acer, ZTE, Huawei compete on price, desperately trying to win market share from Apple. They leave the feature phone to the sole Nokia (plus some Asian brands)
- A smart phone is of high(er) value => buyers have the incentive to compare prices before buying. I am assuming an elastic demand market, and one in which buyers are less restricted to carriers.
- Smart phones are attracting attention and coverage of mass and social media => buyers are better informed of prices. For example, I visit at least 5 websites to compare prices and asked numerous times on Facebook before buying my Samsung Galaxy Note.
- It’s not that feature phone buyers lack the money for smart phones, but they simply do not want the complexity of smart phones. This group is willing to pay $25-50 more for convenience (next-door shop) and guarantee (retail brand). Note that big retail brands like TheGioiDiDong.com sells at premium compared to other chains.
- In fact, the feature phone buyers don’t even know or care that they are paying a premium. The common behavior is for a buyer to go to a shop and ask "I want a nice simple phone with camera and music player". The salesperson then guess the budget from the appearance of the buyer and start recommending ones that are most inline with with the retail’s inventory.
Photo: Nokia 6230i, my first feature phone
||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
|Read & Edit Microsoft Office 2010 files by default
Rear 0.7mp, no flash
Rear 3mp, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging
|Icon per screen
Apps work better in higher resolution
Upgradable to iOS 5
|Android Honeycomb 3.1
with TouchWiz UX
Upgradable to Honeycomb 3.2
||7 hours Netflix streaming
||5 hours Netflix streaming
As for me personally one single feature – compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010 by default – dwarves all other aspects. If I didn’t have a Samsung Galaxy Note I would definitely go for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1!
If you haven’t read the specifications of the Note you can do that by clicking here
The foremost significance of the Note is its size: 5.3″, compared to 3.5″ of iPhone
iPhone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note vs. iPad 2. Image Source
- Perfect solution for me: ONE gadget that works as both a phone and a tablet which CAN fit in my pants’ and jeans’ pockets
- The large screen minimizes mistyping for my thumbs. I always messed up with iPhone and similar-sized screens. The minimum I’m comfortable with is landscape Samsung Galaxy S II. It took Apple’s competitors 4 years to make decent pure touch-screen phones.
Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Samsung Galaxy S II
- The virtual keyboard of Galaxy series is better than that of HTC Sensation, I feel like the animation of Sensation bounds back at my finger too hard
- The touch screen is not as responsive as that of HTC, but is still good
- The Super AMOLED screen is terrific
- Most of the time I don’t need to zoom in while surfing
- I feel like the browser is not as good as Safari. However, Adobe Flash is a plus.
- I can slip the tablet into my pocket without a bulge. In fact, because the tablet is thin, it lies neatly along the pocket compared to thicker models like Blackberry Torch 9810
- The stylus is think enough, and control feels just right
- Battery lasts for a whole work day which is beyond my expectation
- The design is sleek and on par with that of iPhone 4S
- More customization compared to iPhone 4S
- Memory: even with devices of 16Gb, Android 2.3 still partitions 2Gb for system memory. At least 500Mb is occupied by the operating system. 2Gb system memory is not enough for applications.
Why hasn’t Case-Mate released a Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Note?