Here ate some literature on the difference between the 2 Gingerbread updates from Wikipedia:
Released on 25 July 2011, Android 2.3 .5 included a number of amendments:
Improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G, among other fixes and
Fixed Bluetooth bug on Samsung Galaxy S
Improved Gmail application
Shadow animations for list scrolling
Camera software enhancements
Improved battery efficiency
Released on 2 September 2011, this version fixed a voice search bug. The 2.3 .6
update had the side-effect of impairing the Wi- Fi hotspot functionality of many
Canadian Nexus S phones. Google acknowledged this problem and fixed it within
a few weeks.
So am debating whether to get one or not, but interestingly the guy at the demo desk called it a tabphone then he said phonetab. i asked him what he meant and he said he was trying to decide which one was a more catchy name to describe the kind of phone or tablet it was. I said i liked the phonetab better. What do others think?
Amazing phone and the experience of using it is great I just cannot take my hands of it and coz of the screen size the web pages look more real as if ur seeing it on a computer screen
AnonD-25258, 23 Dec 2011Hahaha thats not very nice. Both are good phones anyway. I love my note but its not buttery s... moreThere is no lagging or delay issue for me for the Note. Yes, the IPhone is good, but there are now better units than it.
TheNeighbor, 23 Dec 2011Consumers should know what they are paying for by research, not just by word of mouth and hype... moreHahaha thats not very nice. Both are good phones anyway. I love my note but its not buttery slick or fast. Im hoping ics will make it super slick
AnonD-25258, 23 Dec 2011When someone asked if they should go for the iphone 4s, you said iphone, its very very good. S... moreConsumers should know what they are paying for by research, not just by word of mouth and hype. Most Apple aficionados are not into the specifics, and are numbed by advertisement to thinking there is nothing better than the Apple unit out there.
I think they need to learn the hard way.
1 thing for sure, after you update to version 2.3.6, you cant use phone as modem (via usb cable), i ard call the samsung, even they cant help, last time i use version 2.3.5 seem dont have this issue...
about the battery,for me after the update to 2.3.6 the battery seems to be better,the performance also becomes much snappier..im happy with the update..its up to you guys whether to update it or not..i managed to achieve nearly 2days by single charge with moderate usage,with heavy usage around 1 1/2 day..
the best phone i ever have..
Harry, Hyderabad, In, 22 Dec 2011Hi Heavy user king,
Changing the internal memory is not possible for us as it is a hardware i... moreHarry ..hello there ... one query ??
u say that battery backup has increased a lot .... but deep1111 says that after 2.3.6 it has decreased . shud i update or not ??????Firstly deep1111 said that battery time increased and now suddenly change in opinion....
Pls HELP !!!!!!!!
I have been using this phone+tablet since last three weeks.
This phone is dream machine in the current market scenario. I surpasses your expectations on just everything (screen size, resolution, camera, battery, UI, hardware, weight & what not).
One small thing, it could have some metal on it. Plastic body does't embody confidence.
I am just loving it.
TheNeighbor, 23 Dec 2011Yeah, I had a look at the Iphone 4S demo unit yesterday. After a month of using the Note, the ... moreWhen someone asked if they should go for the iphone 4s, you said iphone, its very very good. So what are you trying to do?
will sell this unit soon ,go back to sony arc ,smaller screen but battery pretty good so is the bravia engine ,thumbs down samsung
samsung has got it all wrong after updating to 2.3.6 ,can anyone tell me how to get back to 2.3.5 ,is thr a way out of this stupid update
people battery issue persists, after update battery even worse ,just lying idle for 1 hour battery dropping 5 points ,oh god worst update ever
AnonD-33864, 22 Dec 2011This is the 3rd time I ask this question. hope or anyone can help me this time. the specifi... morewhat is meant by 32 Gb is so simple children would understand it, the note comes from samsung(at least here in china) witha 2 Gb sd card, and 16 Gb onboard, adding a 32 Gb micro Sd turns the phone in a 48 Gb , to those who want all this memoney simple go buy a 32 Gb micro Sd stick in you note and walla 48 Gb it will not slow down your phone either i have total of 15 movies 600 music files,some games and it works great, 0one think i have taken notice of my chinese friends have not copied this phone as they have the others specially the Ishit sorry meant the iphone ,my batter after updating to 2,3 6 it improved bu at least 4 more hours happy holidays everyone and happy noting
so guys yes now after using this unit for 2 days after updating to 2.3.6 ,i surely can say that standby time as well as usage time has gone down drastically ,really bad update for sure ,stick to 2.3.5 thats anytime better
[deleted post]Hi friend. An update is offered for sure for betterment only. I observed a lot of improvement in three phone after 2.3.6 update. Battery lasts really long. No doubt about it. Installs Juice defender for better results. I suggest you all to go for the update without any hesitation. For some people, initially the battery may drain out fast. But, after some recharging cycles, definitely the battery lasts long.. Really long. If the user doesn't know how to save the battery juice of an Android phone.. Then huh.. Good bless them. I suggest you to go for 2.3.6 update.