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#1 Renigade

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Today I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note II ($199) and just finished setting up my visual voice mail (because I was lost with out it having just switched from iPhone)

First impressions coming from a iPhone 3Gs this thing is fast! But so damn alien having used an iPhone for the last 4 years or so.

Bought an elcheapo 16GB card for it ($9)

 

Don't really know any of the capabilities seeing as I have been with iPhone since 2009 was not into jail breaking.

Can any one give me some tweak tips or point me to some sites that will help me customize and get familiar with all the goodness that is Android customization?

 

Business App suggestions would be great too! The phone will be used for all business no games at all. 

The apps I mainly used with iPhone were GoDaddy, WordPress, AccuWeather, Invoice2go, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, ( for my Nikon D3200 Flickr Pro account , WMAU,) Lohas Money, Google Drive, AICloud, Banking and credit card apps, and LastPass.

 

Thinking about a Bluetooth keyboard but want to get familiar with the new device first.

 

EDIT: have not even begun to look at transferring all my Music, Audio Books, Pod Casts, and General iTunes Purchases that are useable by Android yet. Hope its not to painful and labor intensive.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Go to XDA development and start reading.... they have sections dedicated to every phone


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#3 Renigade

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Thank you sir!

I have just finished rooting it and setting up titanium backup and a Google drive account. My god this thing is so damn awesome. all the stuff I can do.... Freeeeedom!

Thought there would be more Android users that would chime in some tweek tips but i guess not. thanks anyways.

Cyanogen Mod is pretty dang cool too

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

The Note II is fast compared to any phone, silly. :lol: Its got a damn quad core in it! :P My Note 10.1's got the same processor, I love how fast and smooth it is.

Invest in a good class 10 memory card. That'll give you 10 mb/s of write speed and over 20 of read speed. An el cheapo will be class 4, and is absolute crap.

As for capabilities, get titanium backup, and get a custom ROM. I recommend the official Cyanogenmod 10. Its based on Jellybean and tweaked like hell for maximum battery life and performance at the same time. After using the phone for a few days, you'll see what it doesn't do that you'd like it to and then you can refine your searches and look up stuff you'd like to do with the phone.

I don't use business apps on my phone and tablet, but I use a lot of stuff for school, so that's close enough. Also, we've both got the S-Pen, so any app I recommend works great with it.

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Drive (Google drive, sync all your docs and stuff and edit them, kinda like dropbox).
Dropbox (See above).
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Clover Memo (Great app for notes and drawing).

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

there are quite a bit of Android users here... more will probably chime in later...

 

I'm on my second Android phone waiting to get me a S3... my regular phone died and I got a gimped droid to tie me over....and it sucks...


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

there are quite a bit of Android users here... more will probably chime in later...
 
I'm on my second Android phone waiting to get me a S3... my regular phone died and I got a gimped droid to tie me over....and it sucks...


You sure about the S3? Its hardly faster than the S2 and has the same processor in it, unless you get the int'l quad one.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

My $.01 Razr M says hello. :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

there are quite a bit of Android users here... more will probably chime in later...

 

I'm on my second Android phone waiting to get me a S3... my regular phone died and I got a gimped droid to tie me over....and it sucks...

waht is "gimped droid" doc,...waht does that mean ?


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

 

there are quite a bit of Android users here... more will probably chime in later...

 

I'm on my second Android phone waiting to get me a S3... my regular phone died and I got a gimped droid to tie me over....and it sucks...

waht is "gimped droid" doc,...waht does that mean ?

 

 

Probably some ghetto $5 phone with a proprietary charging port. :lol:

 

@Waco, $300 with no contract in 2011 for my SGS II says hello back. 


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

@Waco, $300 with no contract in 2011 for my SGS II says hello back. 

The Razr M was released this winter. :tongue: 

Of course, it doesn't help the terrible pain of bad fish for dinner. I think I'm going to go die now. :lol:


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

I love my note 2.  Best phone I've ever owned. Does everything and does it fast ;)



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

I got the Galaxy Y last year and great phone, bit small but I've also got the Nexus7.  Galaxy sits under my dash in the van as a wireless hotspot for the Nexus.  I use my crappy works phone for calls.


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