Wow. I waited a whole month (with most of the rest of you) only to find out that in the meantime Verizon apparently filled the phone up with a ton of bloatware, added their crap logo to the home button, added an annoying persistent wifi notification, but worst of all, REMOVED the following features:
- Certain apps that are compatible with other carriers but NOT Verizon in multi window as mentioned by other users above (Chrome, Youtube, etc.)
- The S-Planner (Calender) Widget (4x4) - the only widget in the menu is a 2x2 calender widget that you CAN'T use S-Pen features with and looks nothing like the calendar app
- Blocking Mode - it's gone! Not in the menu or anywhere else for that matter as far as I can tell
And I wouldn't be surprised if I was missing more. Last time I purchase from Verizon EVER. Sorry to rant here. I've been lurking here for about 2 months, waiting for this phone along with the rest of you. To find these advertized features missing really ticks me the hell off and wanted to give the rest of you a heads up (or MAYBE I somehow missed these features, but talking to Verizon AND Samsung AND viewing these and Verizon's forums, I don't think it's just me...)
Otherwise, it is an incredible phone... which really just makes it that much more upsetting that these companies (especially Verizon) **** with them so much.
that is bad that vzw removed that feature. I personally like it because I can turn it on when in church, taking a nap, or doing something where I do not want to be disturbed. And what is awesome about this feature is you can set which number can get through, or set which contacts to block, or block everything. It is a useful feature that adds to the device and its sucks that big brother red would interfere with another awesome device. Just release the phone the way it is, it works for At&t, T-mobile, Sprint, and other customers around the world cant figure out for the life of me why would vzw mess with the phone.