Galaxy Note 2, whose getting one?

MissJ84

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oh wow, just installed the free nova launcher and i like it! More screen space and default jelly bean icons = ). Importunately the only think i liked from samsung was the accuweather widget and Samsung calender widget. they are no longer showing in the widget add screen. any idea why this is?

I figured you would :)
They're not compatible with Nova I guess, but you could try Apex launcher or other launchers. You may also be able to find exact replica versions of Samsung's widgets in the playstore or you could look at alternatives like beautiful widgets, etc.

Edit: In case you were curious, paid Nova launcher will not work with those two widgets either. I own it and figured you might have wanted to know.
 

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I recommend HD widgets available in the play store for 2 bucks. Imo the closest you can get to htc, s fantastic weather/clock widget. Worth every penny.
 
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pre ordered my Note2 for VZW yesterday.. ships no later than 11/27

hoping VZW doesn't alter the experience too much. gave up my old unlimited plan, went to 4gb shared .. giving my wife the GN I have now.. I never use more than 500MB..so.. 4 gb should be more than enough..

psyched! hate having to wait til next week =/
 

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Just ordered an international Note II. (GT-N7100) Gonna use on AT&T

Time to figure out what rom/kernel to use... :)
 

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Amazon wireless has a couple deals on the note 2 you guys might wanna check out. Good for new contracts but not great for renews =[
 

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Does custom rom keep s-pen functionality ?

I belive they all do. I can only vouch for the UL ROMs that I've tried that are slimmed down stockish, UL loses about 50% of the stock size. Ask in the individual ROM threads on XDA to be certain.
 

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I figured you would :)
They're not compatible with Nova I guess, but you could try Apex launcher or other launchers. You may also be able to find exact replica versions of Samsung's widgets in the playstore or you could look at alternatives like beautiful widgets, etc.

Edit: In case you were curious, paid Nova launcher will not work with those two widgets either. I own it and figured you might have wanted to know.
IIRC widgets specific to phone vendor's launchers will not work with any other launchers. I found this out awhile back when I couldn't find HTC Sense widgets after I flashed to a stock Android ROM.
 

Magiashkii

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Just picked up a note 2 from sprint last week... This phone is amazing. Battery life is beyond anything I have experienced on any phone.
 

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The more I think about this phone, the more I want it. If only there was a way to get it on Verizon off contract for a reasonable price ( < $400) :(.
 

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This is the correct response. Fyi cases cannot yet reliably be found in brick and mortar stores.
thanks for the heads up... Im a minimalist on cases.. just maybe a hard shell back cover will be what Im looking for.. no screen protector though..havent used em in years, never had a issue..
 

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Just picked mine up for tmobile. Damn this phone is fast loving it. Tmobile 4g is crazy fast now in the slc and surronding areas
 

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thanks for the heads up... Im a minimalist on cases.. just maybe a hard shell back cover will be what Im looking for.. no screen protector though..havent used em in years, never had a issue..

BestBuy literally does not have any to be seen, they don't even have entries in their inventory system for Note2 cases forget about stock...and all the Sprint and other mobile phone stores here only had pink BodyGloce cases...that was it. I ordered in a Seido Surface and got it today, minimum on bulk and weight...but would have liked more grippy texturization on the rubber:

http://www.seidioonline.com/samsung...e-metal-ks-combo-black-p/bd2-hr3ssgt2k-bk.htm

They've been shipping orders on all their Note2 cases for a while. Otterbox isn't even paper released their Note2 boxes yet.
 

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Has anyone tried the branded Samsung case - "protective cover"?
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EFC-1J9BBEGSTA

I got a Ringke Slim off of amazon and it's slightly loose. I wouldn't really recommend it.

I believe some folks did over on the Accessories board of the Note2 XDA forum, many disliked how slippery the back is...most used a 50% coupon and were happy, I wouldn't spend retail price money on that little myself 50% off maybe...you get 50% off on the Sammy Store for registering your device with Samsung.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970161
 

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good info on the covers.. thanks all... ya, I prefer something stiff, back only, no screen covering. Otterbox makes me think would make it even more tight of as pocket fit.so..Ill probably pass on that level case..
 

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If I could get a Note 2, I would immediately throw a Cruzerlite case on it. I've had that exact case for my Gnex and is perfect in terms of protection and comfort to use/handle. They have several other colors/designs too.
 

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I believe some folks did over on the Accessories board of the Note2 XDA forum, many disliked how slippery the back is...most used a 50% coupon and were happy, I wouldn't spend retail price money on that little myself 50% off maybe...you get 50% off on the Sammy Store for registering your device with Samsung.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1970161

I did not know about that 50% off deal. That makes the Smart Dock a lot more appealing.
 

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Or you get a tpu off of eBay for about $5 to eliminate the slippery back of the note 2

This^ The official Samsung TPU case isn't too good. I bought two and the chrome along the front isn't fully covered up and it's totally uneven, so I'm sending them back. People have reported the ports on the cruzerlite cases don't line up evenly so I didn't even think twice about getting one.

I'm not sure if this is the one you meant Magiashkii, but this is the best TPU case imo and they only cost $3.87 shipped - http://www.ebay.com/itm/310478577961?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

It comes in black, white, blue, pink, and yellow, and while I was totally expecting it to be garbage, it completely exceeded my expectations. I've owned quite a few TPU cases for different phones and these not only fit like a glove along all four sides, but also cover up the entire chrome bezel. It leaves the phone with very nice chrome accents (speaker, home button, volume/power buttons,headphone, usb port, camera and s-pen) and has made my phone look wonderful.
 

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People have reported the ports on the cruzerlite cases don't line up evenly so I didn't even think twice about getting one.

If that was the case, I would think that would be mentioned in one of the several (mostly 5-Star) reviews.
 

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I recommend HD widgets available in the play store for 2 bucks. Imo the closest you can get to htc, s fantastic weather/clock widget. Worth every penny.

For anyone that is interested, there are 2 model #s for the phone, however, the hardware is identical in both ,and unlocking either version will allow it work on all current networks.
(according to anandtech)
 

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Ordered mine today, also shipping on 27th. I hate that all but Verizon had it on sale for 49 and in stock at best buy this morning. Unfortunately where I live coverage for other carriers is suck at best.

On a side note, I'm typing this on my wife's droid DNA. I love this thing.
 

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Ordered mine today, also shipping on 27th. I hate that all but Verizon had it on sale for 49 and in stock at best buy this morning. Unfortunately where I live coverage for other carriers is suck at best.

On a side note, I'm typing this on my wife's droid DNA. I love this thing.

IIRC that $49 price you site was only for the S3 note the Note2. Lowest Note2 hit anywhere was at WallyMart for $299 with a "free" $100 gift card.
 

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This^ The official Samsung TPU case isn't too good. I bought two and the chrome along the front isn't fully covered up and it's totally uneven, so I'm sending them back. People have reported the ports on the cruzerlite cases don't line up evenly so I didn't even think twice about getting one.

I'm not sure if this is the one you meant Magiashkii, but this is the best TPU case imo and they only cost $3.87 shipped - http://www.ebay.com/itm/310478577961?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

It comes in black, white, blue, pink, and yellow, and while I was totally expecting it to be garbage, it completely exceeded my expectations. I've owned quite a few TPU cases for different phones and these not only fit like a glove along all four sides, but also cover up the entire chrome bezel. It leaves the phone with very nice chrome accents (speaker, home button, volume/power buttons,headphone, usb port, camera and s-pen) and has made my phone look wonderful.

Thanks for that link! I ordered (3): 1x Blue, Black, yellow.
 

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IIRC that $49 price you site was only for the S3 note the Note2. Lowest Note2 hit anywhere was at WallyMart for $299 with a "free" $100 gift card.

I saw it for $399 at Walmart with the $100 gift card. :confused:
 

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I just ordered the Spigen Hardbook case for my Note 2. It looks awesome and functional too.
 

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still no message from VZW with a tracking number.. hope it does ship today as promised!
 
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