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IceCream Sandwich upgrade for Samsung Note at last


rickf

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Got my upgrade this morning via Kies. It's great, much smoother and faster now. The new interface in soem places is very nice. I have had no problem at all contrary to some others.

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morddwyd

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Thanks for the notification, but for me a total waste.

One of the reasons I upgraded to the Note was that my eyesight had deteriorated so much that I could no longer see the smaller screen of my Galaxy S.

I now find that many of my apps sit in a silly little window in the middle of the screen, and pinch to zoom has no effect, so I am reduced to using the magnifying glass again.

What's the point of a big screen, and pinch to zoom, if you can't use either?

Looks like I've got to find a Honeycomb ROM somewhere.

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rickf

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Sorry you don't like the upgrade. My apps sit at the bottom of the screen and they are the same size as before. You can always move the apps to a different screen where they are less congested? I bought the note for the same reason as you but perhaps my eyesight is not as bad as yours, just a guess.

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Woolwell

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I think that morddwyd's problem is that his apps are phone apps designed for phone screens and not the near tablet or tablet size screens. I have an iPad if I use an iPhone app it sits in the centre of the screen. Pinching doesn't work with those but at least most come with 2 x zoom.

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morddwyd

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I meant when I open an app, or when I go to an app settings screen, it sits in a little window.

For instance, Reware Backup opens in a small window, Pocket Informant setting.menu comes up in a small window.

There's a wasted big black border round the margins!

I have also found that the touch screen is now much less responsive, I have to give it a real good thump to get a response.

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rickf

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Strange, my apps are just the same as b4 and I don't get the wasted black border as yours. Mine is a GT-N7000. Is yours a different model? I am flumoxed!!

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morddwyd

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How peculiar!

Mine is the standard model, just like yours, and apps presented perfectly normally on Honeycomb (and on my Galaxy S on Froyo and Gingerbread as well).

Guess some deep delving on the Xda Developers site must be scheduled.

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