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General GALAXY NOTE 2: Screenshots

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rico ANDROID, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. almath

    almath Android Expert

    No my phone is not rooted. Just play with it for a while you'll find something you like. There are a lot of launchers it's just takes a little patience and you'll have the phone just the way you want it. 👌
     

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  2. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    Almath is right, your new GN-II is your baby! your pride-n-joy! take him or her window shopping (make that 'android' shopping) for apps and settings that makes you wanna show off them brag photos. i just got mine and STILL findIng nice new things to do on it (him).
     
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Dead wrong...LOL. I've been using 3rd party launchers since I first made the Android transition with the Evo 4G 2.5 years ago.

    Started with Launcher Pro Plus, until the Developer didn't really have time to keep it up to date, moved to Go Launcher Ex (until it was getting too bloated, that it was getting a slight lag in performance) and then moved to Nova Launcher, since it was built for ICS and up devices.

    I have had a fantastic experience with all of them until now and I still haven't rooted my phone (yeah, I'm sure some of the vets still shake their head whenever they read me write that). My experience is that the 3rd party launchers have proven to have less lag than any of the OEM launchers, as well as much more customization.
     
  4. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    at least you threw an LOL in there, that makes the 'dead wong' even more palatable. :D (Kidding)
    Besides, this is a "GOOD" wrong meaning the poster has all the neat options one thought only rooted devices can do...


    XD. XD
     
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    It's a common mis-conception. Even most of the reviews you see for phones. Far too many times do I see critiques on a phone based mostly on the oem ui without any mention whatsoever regarding android's ability to load a 3rd party launcher which will enhance the user experience and give a completely customizable ui, that will deam the oem ui insignificant.

    So sad that most reviews don't even touch on that huge difference between android and apple because it's such a significant difference.
     
  6. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    i am thinking the non 3rd party promos are a carrier driven greedy way to force only their bloat and google rarher we use their tools first over 3rd parties even though their "market" is full of 3rd prty launchers. i never use the default launchers . nevCarder did in my untrusty ole winmo stikky to frozen screen days till now.

    i is a customizing foo!
     
  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Not talking about 3rd party promos, I'm talking about many reviews from the media and blog sites. It's rare where they'll ever mention 3rd party launchers and if they do, it's always in passing where people not familiar with Android will have no clue what they are talking about until they actually read about it.

    The UI is always, without fail, included in reviews made of the phone. Problem is, Android isn't limited to the OEM UI, like the iPhone is and people who purchase the phone aren't even aware that there are 3rd party launchers (e.g. UI's) that can be used, that won't slow down their phone (and possibly help performance). That's why I never pay attention to reviews that pull the phone's score down, simply based on the UI (and I'm not referring to the back end of the UI, I'm strictly referring to the front end...aka homescreen customization).
     
  8. donec

    donec Well-Known Member

    Nope you are not correct in thinking that you have to be rooted to use a good 3rd party launcher.

    I started changing things with CircleLauncher Lite (which is not really what is most often referred to as a launcher) working with TouchWiz. It gives the ability to customize icons on your screen that act like folders for your apps.

    The problem is I wanted more and someone said to try Nova. Wow! It is a what I call a skinner not just a launcher. I combine it with CircleLauncher Lite. I am not very good at creating special effects and don't come close to using all the available features but thanks to Nova and CircleLauncher Lite I have a much enhanced experience over TouchWiz.

    Also there are several other tools out there that work with Nova that it seems to me that you can do most anything tou your interface without being rooted.
     
  9. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    ive watched videos and read independent reviewers like some of the big names to revjew a device as is then review varous apps and enhancing tools noy included with the phone.
     
  10. richwhite

    richwhite Well-Known Member

    Will the launchers override the native features? I use motions and s-pen a lot
     
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Shouldn't have an affect on motions or S-pen at all, from what people have stated in their experiences.

    I use the S-Pen a lot and haven't run into any problems with the tasks that I like using.

    A lot of the launchers are free, unless you go with the premium versions (for added features), so the best way to see which one works best for you and if they have any effect on the motions/s-pen features you like using, is just to download and try. If you don't like it, uninstall. That's what is so great. You can try it out and there's no financial obligation to you.
     
  12. almath

    almath Android Expert

  13. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    [​IMG]



    ... one word.... "Y A Y!"... well, one more word.... "SWANK"
     
  14. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    Did other devices have a print to printer feature? I found this one udner the 'Shortcut / Activities" settings.... the only thing is , you can only print to a Sony printer using this feature.

    (I use PrintHand an app that send jobs from my T.E.D.5 to a wireless printer)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    After reading an SMS , occasionally I neeed to call the contact person, ive tried long-press the contact name in the left panel... nothing happens. then I long press the message in the right panel to 'load' it, next, click "menu" then scroll to the call option, which are too many steps.... but I hated backing out then loading the contacts list and scrolling to the person's name in the SMS message.


    I happened upon a shortcut: just place your finger on the contac's name in SMS then do a short swipe to the right and it CALLS the contact back like that!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. almath

    almath Android Expert

    That's a nice tip.You seem to have a lot going on from looking at that notification bar. (I'm so nosey). :D
     
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  17. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    Heeee-hee!(michael style). Rofl, i do the same thing! I check out the notification bar of posts too. :D

    Yeah thats nifty! Give that SMS Callswipe a try, lemme know what you think!
     
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  18. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Or if you have gestures turned on you can just lift the phone to your ear and it'll call the contact whose SMS your on.
     
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  19. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS

    My setup......
     

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  20. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    Tell us more about your setup, Mr Pnut. I dont swim much in the snarky waters of xd much. I dont feel much like being chum. :D
     
  21. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Android Enthusiast

    That's cool, I have a Mickey Mouse watch that I've had since I was a kid that looks almost identical to that.
     
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  22. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Android Expert
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    Hey me too! Its not working anymore but istill have it. The app/widget sort of compensates. (Ive added a second widget next to the Mickey Mouse for a second-hand)

    [​IMG]
     
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