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  1. AlfBriggs's Avatar
    I'm so happy with my new device best thing ever battery life is sensational this is why I moved from BB10 couldn't fit all in look forward to chatting to you all in the future here on Android Central any hints and tips for my Note3?

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    05-19-2014 03:46 PM
  2. neonworm's Avatar
    Congrats! I recommend downloading Nova Launcher
    05-19-2014 03:48 PM
  3. AlfBriggs's Avatar
    Congrats! I recommend downloading Nova Launcher
    Too late I've downloaded SwiftKey too wow its good

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    05-19-2014 03:50 PM
  4. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Congrats on your new phone, hope you enjoy it! And welcome to Android Central!
    05-19-2014 03:54 PM
  5. Jelly Belly's Avatar
    I don't know the BB10 but coming to the Note 3 from an iPhone 4S was a HUGE improvement.

    I love my N3 to bits.

    I'd recommend Nova Launcher too. The N3 annoyed me at first because it had a HUGE screen but the same or fewer icons than the iPhone. With Nova, I have a 6x7 grid and 7 in the dock. Luxury

    Welcome to Android.
    05-19-2014 04:05 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ConGrats on your new Note3 and Welcome to Android Central. I left my Z10 in the dust for the Note3 as well and haven't looked back......ENJOY
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    05-19-2014 04:19 PM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Grats! I'm a convert from iPhone myself and it's definitely different and fun. Just so much more to do than ios has. I doubt I'll be returning lol. Welcome.

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    05-19-2014 04:29 PM
  8. jeepmanjr's Avatar
    I'm so happy with my new device best thing ever battery life is sensational this is why I moved from BB10 couldn't fit all in look forward to chatting to you all in the future here on Android Central any hints and tips for my Note3?

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    CONGRATS!! I love my GN3! My wife just got her GS5...I think she realizes she made a mistake! LOL!!! It's always a good day when the husband is right!!
    dc52ltr and Spencerdl like this.
    05-19-2014 05:49 PM
  9. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    CONGRATS!! I love my GN3! My wife just got her GS5...I think she realizes she made a mistake! LOL!!! It's always a good day when the husband is right!!
    Hahaha how true and rare, it seems.

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    05-19-2014 06:02 PM
  10. mchi5's Avatar
    Many congrats and enjoy your new toy. I'll give you a few weeks and then you'll wish for a bigger battery life, which is what happened to me

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    05-19-2014 06:22 PM
  11. Dude2's Avatar
    I have six to eight of the most popular launchers on my Note 3. I always go back to Next Launcher 3D Shell. For me as a power business user I need the ToDo List and Calendar widgets, etc. that come with Next 3D Shell. Nova Prime, Apex and some of the others are better price performers but for customizing the maximum widgets and icons Next is just over the top for efficiency and they are updating with new features every month or two.

    For day to day productivity of a power user and business professional Next is what I really use. As of today I have Nova Prime($4.00, updated Aug 17, 2013) and Next Launcher 3D Shell($16.99, updated May 14, 2014) as well as some of the other popular launchers for 2014. If money is tight and you can live without some of the features, widgets, not interested in a 3D User Interface then Nova will probably be good enough. I always have said Nova is one of the best bang for the buck launchers, but............

    Next 3D Shell is the Cadillac of Launchers right now and as you can see it comes with a Cadillac price but as a power user it is worth the extra money because I depend on the Calendar, ToDo List and other PIM widgets so much.
    05-19-2014 08:10 PM
  12. FanOfAnything's Avatar
    Congratulations on your purchase best device ever

    Posted from my note 3 :3
    05-20-2014 12:42 AM
  13. AlfBriggs's Avatar
    Thanks guys for the replies - sensational device is there a Note3 charger bundle? I'll probably never use it but I like accessories

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    05-20-2014 05:09 AM
  14. TheMacs's Avatar
    Congrats and welcome to the 'hood.

    There are a few good 'apps' threads here to keep you busy in the Play store for a long time.

    The general sticky threads are also very very good.

    Enjoy!
    05-20-2014 11:53 AM
  15. mchi5's Avatar
    Thanks guys for the replies - sensational device is there a Note3 charger bundle? I'll probably never use it but I like accessories

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    Have you looked in the Note 3 case thread. Only like 100 or so pages I think

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    05-20-2014 11:57 AM
  16. darkmage619's Avatar
    KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central Beware of KitKat. It will change how you use your note and you WILL lose some functionality if you 'upgrade'. The link posted gives some info about how it makes the sd card harder to access. Most of the time that little detail is left out of the update notes. Others have also complained about battery drain and many apps breaking that relied on the sd card. I would avoid the upgrade at all costs because I have yet to find any benefit Kitkat has over Jelly Bean. You have been warned and enjoy your note 3!
    05-20-2014 02:38 PM
  17. FBA's Avatar
    Download Solo Launcher. It's the same as Nova and totally free for all of the exact same features. I switched to Solo and I love it. There are some issues with the latest version or the unread notification software Nova uses. Solo doesn't have the problem.

    SwiftKey is a keyboard, not a launcher, but it's also a tremendous product! Get the SwiftKey Beta - it has the extra "numbers" row on top!
    05-20-2014 07:37 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have seen no difference where my SD Card is concerned and I went from the Note 2 to the Note 3 and updated to Kit Kat the day I got my Note 3. I can still do everything with my SD Card that I could do before. I use "My Files" that is a Samsung app on the phone, to move, delete, rename, copy and create new folders, all just like before. My camera still stores pictures to my SD Card. I read part of the thread that was linked and I see no difference with my SD Card now on Kit Kat at all. You can't put apps on there that you have a widget on the homescreen for, but it has always been that way.
    05-21-2014 12:52 AM
  19. TurkXtreme's Avatar
    swift key is really nice app. but its not launcher. you can try nova or apex. they are both nice.
    05-21-2014 01:29 AM
  20. AlfBriggs's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I love my Note3 it's great I'm yet to find a single complaint.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-21-2014 10:10 AM
  21. Dude2's Avatar
    Download Solo Launcher. It's the same as Nova and totally free for all of the exact same features. I switched to Solo and I love it. There are some issues with the latest version or the unread notification software Nova uses. Solo doesn't have the problem.

    SwiftKey is a keyboard, not a launcher, but it's also a tremendous product! Get the SwiftKey Beta - it has the extra "numbers" row on top!
    What FBA said about SwiftKey, it is a great keyboard application.

    For some reason I had to remove the latest version of Solo. It kept starting on it's own and launching when I selected another launcher so after about a month of fighting with it I just uninstalled. I will probably try again on another version that hopefully behaves better.
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    05-21-2014 11:09 AM
  22. jpr's Avatar
    I had to uninstall Solo too. It would not respect the default launcher setting and would randomly launch itself and would launch itself upon reboot even if Nova was set to default. It was also always running in the background while I was using Nova and was eating up 30% of my battery when I was not using it. Has major bugs to be worked out - would not suggest to anyone new to launchers.
    05-21-2014 03:40 PM
  23. AlfBriggs's Avatar
    Hi guys my Note3 just got a 200mb update notification actually might have been 260mb is it KitKat and should I update it I've heard it's awful.

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    05-21-2014 03:43 PM
  24. darkmage619's Avatar
    Hi guys my Note3 just got a 200mb update notification actually might have been 260mb is it KitKat and should I update it I've heard it's awful.

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    NO! It IS awful. Do some research. I discovered you only LOSE features by taking the update. If you like your phone on Jelly Bean there is no good reason to update.
    05-21-2014 04:54 PM
  25. lynnpudas's Avatar
    SwiftKey isn't a launch its just a keyboard. Nova launcher replaces TouchWiz. I like go launcher prime myself. Next launcher is good to and basically a sister to go launcher. To! It tends to be a bit buggier.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    05-21-2014 05:09 PM
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