Samsung Galaxy Note
The world’s first 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, provides you with an expansive high-resolution screen for an immersive viewing experience. NFC is optional.
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) does not support nfc, but with extra “middleware” Samsung can enable nfc on Gingerbread devices with nfc chip.
Update March ’12; For the DIY, (Do It Yourselfers)
How to enable reading / writing nfc tags at AT&T Note with disabled NFC chip.
1e Your AT&T Note must be rooted for Read/Write access.
2e Copy file android.hardware.nfc.xml from SAUROM (/system/etc/permissions folder) to your AT&T Note.
At xda-developers.com more info about this.
Don’t expect more than nfc tags reading and writing.
This is just for ATT customers with the i717. Other models don’t have the nfc chip, no nfc to enable.
Expected; end Oktober/November ’11, UK, Netherlands and France confirmed.
Rumor; NFC in UK disabled.
update okt ’11; a Dutch shop says AVAILABLE ! Other sources say nov.3.
Nowhere a word about NFC !
Update okt ’11; Leaks reveal, Galaxy Note expected to get Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system upgrade.
NFC enabled in India ? and/or Korea ? Apparently nowhere in europe ! No one seems to know if there is an disabled NFC chip inside. Why should Samsung tell their customers . . ?
Update; No NFC in India. Enabled NFC in Korea, disabled NFC at ATT US.
AT&T asked Samsung not to add software for NFC into the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Rogers Canada puts their Note in their nfc enabled phones list.. (user feedback is welcome).
update jan ’12; leak, Galaxy Note NFC enabled at AT&T, Q1-Q2, about april available? This is not an official announcement!
update feb.12; AT&T confirmed that their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note dues not support NFC. According to the teardown provided by Samsung, the battery cover has the antennae for NFC built in with a pair of copper points to connect to the phone. Looking at the AT&T Galaxy Note, that antennae and the contact points on the phone are still there. It would appear as though, just like the Samsung Galaxy S2 when launched for AT&T, the Galaxy Note has had the ability removed on a software level from the device. source Geek.com
At this time, AT&T has refused to comment on why they have repeatedly disabled NFC on their devices.
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update jan ’12; Samsung has been shipping its new smartphone-tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note, to Korea’s major mobile operators, SK Telecom and KT, with an NFC chip inside for nearly a month. Sales have been brisk, with 250,000 units of the Note sold in less than the month December. source: NFCTimes.com
update March ’12; Upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS available “in the next months.”
- HSPA+ up to 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
- 4G LTE
- EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
- ※ Network differs by country
- 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
- 5.3” WXGA (1280 x 800, 285 PPI) screen*
- HD Super AMOLED
- Android™ 2.3(Gingerbread)
- Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash / Front : 2 MP
- Action Shot, Beauty, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
- 1080p Full HD video recording & playback
- Recording: 1080p@24~30fps/ Playback: 1080p@30fps
- Codec: MPEG4/ H.263/ H.264/ DivX, Xvid, WMV, VC-1
- Codec : MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG
- Music Player with SoundAlive
- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Full touch
+ S Pen (Advanced smart pen)
- Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 + HS
- USB 2.0 HOST
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity,
- 16GB Internal memory
+ microSD (up to 32GB)
- 146.85 x 82.95 x 9.65 mm, 178g
- Standard battery, Li-on 2,500 mAh
- Samsung Touchwiz/ Samsung Live Panel UX
- S Memo/ S Planner/ S Choice (Apps for GALAXY Note)
- Samsung Apps
- Samsung kies 2.0/ Samsung kies air
- Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub
- Google™ Mobile Services : Gmail™, Google Talk™,
Google Search™, YouTube™, Android™ Market,
Google Maps™ with Google Places™ and Google- Latitude™
- A-GPS, Glonass
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