Samsung has released a video in South Korea for the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which is expected to be officially introduced in the U.S. on October 24th. One of the features being shown on the video is the multi-window function on the phablet, which allows the user to split the display into two separate screens each running different applications. Right now, multi-window is available for use on the stock browser, S Note, messaging and some other stock applications.
Multi-task on the Samsung GALAXY Note II with the multiwindow feature
Another video shows a Samsung GALAXY Note II user splitting the screen in half and adjusting the size of each window using the S Pen. It's a great feature that we hope isn't being made available for the international model only. It's a whole new way to multi-task and it might just get some of you interested in the Son of phablet.
Some of the other features displayed on the video include Air View, which allows you to see previews of emails and videos by having the S Pen hover over the screen, PopUp Note and the Best Face editing system for the camera, which allows you to replace the face on a picture with one from a better shot.
Samsung did a great job of this on tablets.
I can have my calendar, calculator, notepad, clock, email, browser all open at the same time (if that was necessary).
When taking solve some math problems the other day, it was really useful to have the notepad and calculator open at the same time.
I could write down numbers and do the calculations at the same time... easily.
oh man.. i want a galaxy nexus II so badly. say whatever you want to but SAMMY is the best in the business. they really nail it and i love build quality of my Gnex. it does not have any scratches even without a case. i have dropped it couple of times.
45.PhenomFaz(Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Yup true multitasking it is!
call samsung whatever yoou want but the company has really tested market standars with this screen size device and its awesome!
samsung isn't afraid to try new things and this one has certainly skyrocketed for them!
50.Jeradiah3(Posts: 1031; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I hope that feature comes to the US version of the Note II and if so, I almost dont see the point of buying the Galaxy Note 10.1
This is a great and innovative feature for smartphones because you can truely multitask like a PC/laptop device. This feature makes me want this phone more and more!!! October 24th will be a big day for alot of people in the US!!
Why wait when u can buy it online at expansys.com I live in south africa where the sgNote2 will release in january next year, but I bought one at expansys and now I'm sitting here with this gargantuan phone totaly amazed of how early I got it. The only problem is that my brain is too small to remember all these quick tricks immediately. Its gonna take some time to get the hang of it, especially because I wnet from a 2,3" screen to a 5,5" screen. So my eyes gets weiry sometimes.
All those features were all Samsung and had very little to do with Android at all. But this is probably the best phone to buy IF you're okay with carrying a huge phone and IF you don't mind using a stylus to get a lot of those features. I think the Galaxy Tab Note is a better buy.
credit is due to whom it is due.. of course this one goes to samsung. but seeing this someday on android is actually not far fetch, knowing that samsung and google (android) is currently tied-up because of the nexus
I'm not too sure about that. All of these manufacturers are trying pretty hard to differentiate themselves from "Android" because they are often clumped together with all the other Android devices. If Samsung allowed Google to incorporate this technology into the standard Android experience, that would be a very bad business move since it removes a pretty significant advantage.
21.fanboy1974(Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Agreed. Android feels more PC like coming from a long time windows user. It has that same level of complexity and customization that I love. It's fine out the box if you have Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean but you can still fool around with it if you please.
I believe Google can actually compete against Microsoft and Apple in the desktop enviorment by putting a full blown OS into each phone. These phones are getting so powerful I can see our Android phones being used as a desktop replacements in the near future. Technically were there right now if you use a bluetooth keyboard, mouse and external monitor. This is were a feel Google is headed. Not so with iOS or Windows Phone.
15.BattleBrat(Posts: 1437; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
This is just the beginning, Google had moto KILL its lapdock feature, I think that google has something incredible up its sleeve, I cannot WAIT until it is unveiled! Imagine, a desktop OS in your pocket, just connect wirelessly to your TV and BAM, your phone is your keyboard and mouse, or just get a keyboard and mouse and plug in your phone to your TV. YES!!!!
No doubt this will be the BEST DEVICE to end 2012 and probably into at least June of 2013. Yes the Nexus 2 will be out soon, The Htc Droid Incredible X 1080p 5 inch phone will be out, as well as the Droid Razr Maxx Hd. None of those devices will compare ever to the Galaxy Note 2 until the Galaxy S4 arrives or the Galaxy Note 3 arrives in 2013. I love my Galaxy S3 it's KING of the smartphone market today but on launch day the Galaxy Note 2 will be in my pocket and I will have the best of both worlds...
49.CDGMobile(Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
How can Apple compare with this their IP5 is not even making the moves that they expected, The SGS3 was already beating back the competition then we hear that there will be a galaxy note 2, and for all their scrambling, litigation and whooplah Apple is still unable to stop/compete with this upcoming giant. This phone... too carzy