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Old October 1st, 2012, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question missing apps on note 2

Is it only me who noticed that samsung haven't included polaris office or the video maker on the note 2 !!!!
This is the first flagship device from samsung without document viewer / editor and without the famous video maker app.
I have no idea why samsung decided so???? are they playing cheap now???? Does anyone know why???

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Is it only me who noticed that samsung haven't included polaris office or the video maker on the note 2 !!!!
This is the first flagship device from samsung without document viewer / editor and without the famous video maker app.
I have no idea why samsung decided so???? are they playing cheap now???? Does anyone know why???
Where did you see this at?
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Is there a 3rd party app that views documents and edits video available ?

am a iphone refugee so not sure of Android eco system ..

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Is there a 3rd party app that views documents and edits video available ?

am a iphone refugee so not sure of Android eco system ..

cheers..
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^ +1 Lmao! I love it. I hopefully, there'll be more refugees when the note 2 comes out against Skynet... Er, i mean Siri... Er, i mean Apple.... Er, I mean "The competition"
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^ +1 Lmao! I love it. I hopefully, there'll be more refugees when the note 2 comes out against Skynet... Er, i mean Siri... Er, i mean Apple.... Er, I mean "The competition"
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am a iphone refugee so not sure of Android eco system ..

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There are plenty. What kind of documents?

What kind of video editing are you trying to do?
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Are there any good Pdf readers for the note, my HTC desire came with one which was excellent but I cannot find that version there are a few readers in the playstore but there are a lot of negative comments about most of them
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Drex - oh nothing as of yet , just wondering if it were not included that perhaps it was not possible. Am an android noob as I have a 3GS *spits* that I will be rid of soon.
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Drex - oh nothing as of yet , just wondering if it were not included that perhaps it was not possible. Am an android noob as I have a 3GS *spits* that I will be rid of soon.
No worries. For Microsoft office docs, try quick office, documents to go, office suite. Quick office was bought by Google fairly recently.

There are a bunch of reviews on video editing apps, but I've never really needed it, so never really looked into it in more detail.
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Polaris Office is likely to be a free download from Samsung apps, they did the same thing with the S3 (presumably to lighten the device up a bit in terms of pre-loaded software, while retaining the option to have it for users who need it). I will check my grey Note 2 now and see...

EDIT: Yep, free download from S-Suggest. Video Editor I did not see. May come later (Polaris Office only appeared in Samsung apps for the S3 after a couple of firmware updates). For reference I'm on the LJ1 build - the update with multi-screen support.
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Is it only me who noticed that samsung haven't included polaris office or the video maker on the note 2 !!!!
This is the first flagship device from samsung without document viewer / editor and without the famous video maker app.
I have no idea why samsung decided so???? are they playing cheap now???? Does anyone know why???
Hi. I am new on the forum with my new N2. No, it was not only you. I was also frustrated about them removing the nice stock ToDo and integrating it into S-Planner, and replacing simple Notes with complex one designed for S-Pen.
Polaris office is by far the best office app, and is available on Samsung Apps. As an alternative I would recommend KingSoft Office. Docs To Go and Quick Office are crap though cost good money.
For video editing go for AndroVid. Very simple and efficient.
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Default Please help me with my note 2

Hi everyone. I'm new to android, I just actually got my note 2 a week ago. AT&T said I have 2 wks to try it out and decide if I return it or keep it. First I have the Polaris office. But surprisingly my note 2 has no videomaker, you know that app like the iMovie because I like to create movies on my phone. I scoured the play store but there is no app that is even close to what the iMovie can do. I also don't know where to buy MUSIC VIDEOS I can't find them anywhere in the playstore unlike in iTunes it is all there music, movies, and music videos all in one place. Please help me figure these out before I decide to return my note 2 and just get iphone 5 instead. Thank you so much.
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Who do so many people keep saying the Note 2 doesn't come with Polaris Office?

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Who do so many people keep saying the Note 2 doesn't come with Polaris Office?

I dunno. Maybe some providers didn't add it? Mine has it on my Note 2 (although, I just use Quick Office Pro, since I got it free from Amazon app store on the daily app deal a while back). Quick Office Pro was purchased by Google, so seemed like the best one to choose going forward (even though I have all the top office apps that I got for free through Amazon...LOL).
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Im new to android I actually have galaxy note 2. But how come androud does not have a videomaker lije iMovie? I make movies using my mobile phone but I can't find an app that can match iMovie. ALSO WHERE ON ANDROID CAN I BUY MUSIC VIDEOS?? BECAUSE formerly I can find music movies and music videos all in one place that is iTunes.PLEASE HELP!
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You can download all of the missing apps from the Samsung App Store.
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You can download all of the missing apps from the Samsung App Store.
Sadly the AT&T Note 2 does not come with a Samsung App store.



It also does not come with "S Suggest"

(it does come with Polaris Office though)

I have tried to locate and install both Samsung App store and S Suggest on my AT&T Note2 , finally was able to locate an apk file for "S Suggest" and installed that, which then installed "Samsung Apps"

but anytime I attempt to launch Samsung Apps - all i get is
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Error

Unable to Launch Application

"

So apparently AT&T does not want their Note 2 customers to access the Samsung App store.


"S Suggest" - must be similar to Samsung Apps - ( wouldnt know since I can not launch Samsung Apps ) , but many free apps displayed for download in "S Suggest" are linked directly to the "Samsung Apps" application for the APK file download.

But its a big circular dead end on my AT%T Note 2 - which frankly is nothing like I expected, every day reveals more how this particular Note2 version is very crippled with its stock AT&T ROM


In fact after hanging out here on Phandroid Note2 Forum these past 6 weeks, and now entering my 2nd week of AT&T Note 2 ownership, it becomes very apparent why the XDA forums have separate Note 2 forums for each carriers version of the phone.

AT&T Note2 Forum
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1870

Sprint Note2 Forum
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1891

etc, etc
http://forum.xda-developers.com/index.php



In a nutshell, I find it rather useless for anyone in the UK to recommend a working solution for a problem on my crippled by design USA AT&T SG-I317 phone.

Its chalk and cheese

USA Carrier OS Fragmentation

Remember the AT&T Note 2 SG-I317 is missing ALL THE FOLLOWING!

* No Group Shot Camera mode - with the ability to change faces.

* No Mobile data toggle

* No Blocking mode toggle.

and

* No Screen Recorder

* No MultiView

* No "free 50GB Dropbox account'

* No Samsung Apps Store.



This is not the phone I thought I ordered.

http://forums.att.com/t5/Android-Discussion-and-Support/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-2-MultiView-firmware-WHEN/td-p/3350499


But thankfully progress is being made with custom ROMS
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2005141
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I am also a fruit phone refugee........ my telus note 2 has Polaris Office 4.0 on it stock.
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Please help me:1) where on the face of galaxy note 2 android can i buy music videos?! 2)How cone there is no app like apple's iMovie?!!! Such a high tech phone but cannot create a decent movie like iMovie and there is nowhere i can buy music videos!!!
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Please help me:1) where on the face of galaxy note 2 android can i buy music videos?! 2)How cone there is no app like apple's iMovie?!!! Such a high tech phone but cannot create a decent movie like iMovie and there is nowhere i can buy music videos!!!
When I was heavily instead in the *i* I often bought music videos. Til this day I don't know why since most of them were on YouTube anyway.
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Remember the AT&T Note 2 SG-I317 is missing ALL THE FOLLOWING!

* No Group Shot Camera mode - with the ability to change faces.

* No Mobile data toggle

* No Blocking mode toggle.

and

* No Screen Recorder

* No MultiView

* No "free 50GB Dropbox account'

* No Samsung Apps Store.

This is not the phone I thought I ordered.
Hopefully this will come as an update. As far as the 50GB free dropbox, I believe AT&T and Verizon began saying No with the S3. Not certain what other phones also didn't get it. If I recall correctly, screen recorder not being included could be due to U.S. legalities so it's not just the AT&T version affected by this.
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Please help me:1) where on the face of galaxy note 2 android can i buy music videos?! 2)How cone there is no app like apple's iMovie?!!! Such a high tech phone but cannot create a decent movie like iMovie and there is nowhere i can buy music videos!!!
Given that your request has little to do with the original post, you may have better success in the General Android threads...however if the answers are not coming quickly enough, try a Google search.

After several years on this forum, there hasn't been much discussion on "buying music videos" however the Google Play store would be the first place to look.
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