1. mumfoau's Avatar
    Good morning! After work today I'm slated to swap a guy my iPhone 5 for a note II. I just have a couple questions for the community.

    1. Are group messages fixed in the stock messaging app?

    2. Can you view emoji without using a messaging app that's not the stock app?
    12-05-2013 05:48 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm not sure if Samsung has fixed those things in TouchWiz but I believe a contemporary ROM could resolve them. CM or Slim will also bring your device up to 4.3.
    12-05-2013 06:22 AM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    Loving this Note II thus far! Saw an iPhone commercial this evening and didn't even flinch!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    12-05-2013 11:46 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Loving this Note II thus far! Saw an iPhone commercial this evening and didn't even flinch!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    Its a very nice and solid phone. You should be happy with it.

    Optimus G Pro
    12-06-2013 01:23 AM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    Its a very nice and solid phone. You should be happy with it.

    Optimus G Pro
    It's definitely solid! Thing weighs a ton! Lol

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    12-06-2013 04:02 AM
  6. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I really like it. Glad I didn't get the 5s.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-06-2013 10:48 AM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I really like it. Glad I didn't get the 5s.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I bet you are. Nice usable screen vs. very small with seriously limited relative customization options (yet easily wieldable).

    g2 cm10.2
    12-06-2013 12:35 PM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    I bet you are. Nice usable screen vs. very small with seriously limited relative customization options (yet easily wieldable).

    g2 cm10.2
    Are you using cm10.2 on the note 2? if so, how do you like it?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    12-06-2013 12:44 PM
  9. sMt73's Avatar
    A good group messaging app, one I have installed on ALL my devices is Textra. Fast, Lightweight, clean and simple. I had issues with the stock messaging app, so I switched to Textra.
    12-06-2013 01:07 PM
  10. Haalcyon's Avatar
    No...I'm using it on the G2 and Optimus G Pro. I like it a lot on both.

    g2 cm10.2
    12-06-2013 03:04 PM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    Is it safe to say that if when you're viewing your battery status, if your awake bar pretty much matches your screen on bar then the life you get is gonna be based solely on YOUR usage and nothing operating in the background i.e. a wakelock situation?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    12-07-2013 05:21 AM
  12. Trees's Avatar
    Good morning! After work today I'm slated to swap a guy my iPhone 5 for a note II. I just have a couple questions for the community.

    1. Are group messages fixed in the stock messaging app?

    2. Can you view emoji without using a messaging app that's not the stock app?
    For #1, group messages works well for me in the stock messages app. Can carry on a group conversation with family members on Android and iPhone.

    For #2, yes the stock default messaging app has "Insert Smiley" feature that's accessed from the apps menu button.

    Verizon has a decent Messaging app that also supports group messaging. Used it on my S3 before the stock TouchWiz messaging app was updated for proper group messaging support.
    12-07-2013 08:00 AM
  13. Trees's Avatar
    For MUMFOAU, just wanted to add on a few observations to your other questions in case this is new information for you

    If you go the CM ROM route, then the S-Pen and other TouchWiz features like Multi-Window won't be there. From my S3 days, believe that some of the ASOP based ROMs didn't support functional group messaging. Can be solved with an app, but something to note.

    For battery usage details, the stock Battery app does provide a good depth of info for which app or process(es) are consuming resources. You can drill down to some degree in the stock app, or go with a more advanced battery management app to dig into wake lock level details.
    12-07-2013 08:09 AM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    For MUMFOAU, just wanted to add on a few observations to your other questions in case this is new information for you

    If you go the CM ROM route, then the S-Pen and other TouchWiz features like Multi-Window won't be there. From my S3 days, believe that some of the ASOP based ROMs didn't support functional group messaging. Can be solved with an app, but something to note.

    For battery usage details, the stock Battery app does provide a good depth of info for which app or process(es) are consuming resources. You can drill down to some degree in the stock app, or go with a more advanced battery management app to dig into wake lock level details.
    Thanks for the info! I'm thinking the stock battery app will suffice for my needs! Was concerned yesterday as I unplugged at around 9am and by noon I was at 49%. I charged up to 100% before leaving work and from that charge till this morning I was at about 18 hours of on time and about 3.5 hours of screen time!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
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    12-07-2013 08:37 AM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    Each time I leave Android and return I come back more informed. This time around I'm now understanding that there are enough tools on board, without root or downloaded app, that will give you a PRETTY GOOD idea of what may be the culprit in bad battery life. For example....in Settings > Data Usage I see that Play Store is using about half of the data I've used since getting this device on Thursday. Of what it's used, 80% of that has been in the background. So, I've now restricted Play Store background data to Wi-Fi. All this determined using on-board tools.
    12-07-2013 01:27 PM
  16. suav257's Avatar
    Stock messaging works just fine I have a note 2 coming from years of iPhone I have not 1 regret. I'm running a custom rom with note 3 features so my note 2 is now a note 3

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
    12-08-2013 07:55 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    Stock messaging works just fine I have a note 2 coming from years of iPhone I have not 1 regret. I'm running a custom rom with note 3 features so my note 2 is now a note 3

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
    Still not able to get any consistency out of the stock messaging app for group messaging...

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    12-21-2013 08:15 AM

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