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AT&T's version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II to get Multi-Window update on Thursday

AT&T's version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II to get Multi-Window update on Thursday
Multi-Window on the Samsung GALAXY Note II

Multi-Window on the Samsung GALAXY Note II

On Thursday, AT&T will be the last of the four major U.S.carriers to push out the update containing the Multi-Window split screen feature for the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The feature allows the user to split the screen in two and use two apps at the same time. The update will be coming to AT&T's Samsung GALAXY Note II users via an OTA update. If you don't get the update right away, don't jump! It might take some time to get it sent out to all of the carrier's owners of the 5.5 inch device.

The Multi-Window feature is a lot different than the QSlide used on the LG Optimus G, although the goal for both is the same. With QSlide, two apps are on the full screen at the same time, and one becomes more translucent and the other becomes more solid looking by using a virtual slider. The advantage with QSlide is that you don't have to cut the screen in half to use two apps at once, which could make the screen feel cramped.

"AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27."-AT&T

For AT&T customers with the Samsung GALAXY Note II, starting tomorrow you won't have to be jealous of those who bought the phablet from another carrier. There still could be some envy from those with the stateside version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, who are supposed to get the Multi-Window feature with the next update to Android 4.1.2 from the Android 4.1.1 OS build that is currently running the device for all four major U.S. carriers.

source: Engadget

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posted on 26 Dec 2012, 20:22

1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 933; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Thats a great feature!! If the price wasnt so high, Id exchange my newly upgraded AT&T-variant SIII for the Note II lol

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 20:39

2. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


OMG, still don't have Multi Windows, that's just sad.
AT&T: Last to get 4G and last to get Multi Windows.... :/

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 20:49

3. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


There will always someone to be first in getting something and last. Verizon was last to get the 4.1.1 update to Jellybean.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:04

4. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Duh, what are you talking about?
I've had 4.1.1 on my Galaxy Note II since day 1 (November 29th) and I've had Multi Windows, too!!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:44

6. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Galaxy S III my bad.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:58

9. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


uR 4given, now go play on your awesome iPhone Killer!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:44 1

5. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


There ya go AT&T

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:52

7. spiceman (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)


I bought mine from tmobile in California on October 24th. I just received the update on Christmas Day even though phoneareana announced it a month ago. I'm a heavy user in my business and don't see a big need for split screen yet. Are we supposed to get 4.1.2 pretty soon? My son's nexus has that......

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 21:57

8. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


That is why I like to buy an unlocked phones. It's been over 40 days since my unlocked note2 has Multi-Window.
People think unlocked phones cost too much but some don't realized that they resell out quickly like when I sold my used note 1 the buyer didn't think twice when he knew it is an unlocked phone.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 04:20

10. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Hurry up! I can't wait.

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