So did you get the Samsung Galaxy Note as a Christmas present for yourself? If you do, chances are you’re shiny, new device is still running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. There’s nothing wrong with this firmware version really. Although if you’re used to the flawless touchscreen features of the iPhone, you’ll feel that it’s not the same with the Galaxy Note. Now, this seem to have been remedied by the software update being rolled out now for the Galaxy Note.
The firmware update began last week and was being gradually rolled out in selected markets. I wasn’t really expecting it to be rolled out sooner here in our country. But when I read from an online forum that the software update was indeed being rolled over-the-air, I immediately checked out my Galaxy Note if the update was indeed already rolling out.
To cut a long story short, I got my Galaxy Note updated to Android 2.3.6. And indeed, the scrolling feature seems to have been enhanced. I have yet to find other new features brought in by the software update. But since it’s a minor update, I’m thinking there’s not much to write about. This is just probably a customary incremental upgrade of the Galaxy Note’s OS in preparation for the roll out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In case you’re not reading the news, ICS will be available for the Galaxy Note this quarter.
So, if you’ve got your Galaxy Note ready, you might want to go to About Phone -> Software Update and see if the update is already there. It’s a quick download and in just a few minutes you’ll have your Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.6. If you’ve already updated your note, please share with us what you’ve noticed with the update so far.