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Some Galaxy Note II units are shipping without the split screen multitasking feature

0. phoneArena 02 Oct 2012, 08:06 posted on

Don't be surprised if your Note II doesn't come with the multiwindows mode that Samsung demoed recently. It allows you to split the giant 5.5" screen, and use it for two apps instead of one at a time, resize the space for each app, and so on. The applications are numerous, and take the Android experience to a whole new level...

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:42

63. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Samsung just wants to inform ish33ps that iPhone is not the only phone that exist. There are lots of it including Samsung galaxy phones, which features and functionalities way far better than iPhone. Ifans don't have any other choices that's why they are forced to buy a mediocre upgraded iPhone 5. Besides mostly who bought iPhone 5 are same people who bought it 5 years ago. Agree? I'm sure you don't coz your die hard apple fan, pretty obvious.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:41

73. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


really is that what Samsung is trying to do?.. because they release a device every 2 weeks, don't you think consumers know there are other choices..please walk into any store and I can see at least 15 devices minimum.. want to know what I think.. will tell you anyway.. is hard to digest that people can choose the iphone over a high end Android... must be hard but it is what it is and the best part that proves any of you haters out here wrong.. is the loyalty Apple has towards it customers and vice versa, but let's say we are brainwash ok. that is the easier than the truth..

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 21:26

78. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Remixfa that was a bit of topic about Gallis wife! He states that he likes u.... I find Galli is nice guy, so is u remixfa. even Darkjedi was true. End of the day we are all regulars who post on PA.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:09

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow mix normally you really have good things to say and really intelligent posts but that was a low blow to talk about the guys wife

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:02

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's rite bro. My ip5 holds its own against any android device, it's just as good.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:32

41. zackh121556 (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


I cant wait to show the iphone 5 owners how half of my screen can almost be as big as theirs lol

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 12:48

47. famousxp (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


According to forum reports over at Android Central, the cause of this disappointing issue is the fact that there is an older firmware version on some of the Galaxy Note 2′s. That said, if your international Samsung Galaxy note 2 comes with version N7100XXALIE, you will come to the disappointing fact that the multi-window feature is unavailable. On the other hand, if you are running firmware version N7100XXALIH, as many people are, the feature should be working as you would expect. You can check out what firmware version you are running by heading to Settings and then “About Device.”

Samsung hasn’t said anything on why some of these devices are on the older firmware, but it is very likely that Samsung will be rolling out an update to those that are stuck on the older firmware in the near future.

Read more athttp://thedroidguy.com/2012/10/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-reportedly-to-not-have-multi-window-feature/

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 15:40

72. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


problem with android manufacturers are lack of tight cooperation to google as to how to make their upcoming phones future proof. i understand phones took months of development before the actual release so some might ship with ics and some gingerbread(i honestly believe gb is the most stable btw) same with google releasing a rather advance os update to the surprise of oem's that their previously released phones can't cope up with it. android is already miles ahead than ios imo, can they just cut the slack for a moment and focus and manufacturers to catch up? sometimes we need to slow down a bit

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:52

74. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


i have the note 2 imported from the Uk, it doesnt have that feature but itll probably come in a future update, if not root is always here!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:54

79. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Yup this will be another launch day purchase for me on Tmobile. Just like the Galaxy S3 was this past June 21st. I love my Galaxy S3 but the Galaxy Note 2 is on an entirely different level. My current unlimited data on my Galaxy S3 will be exceptional on the Galaxy Note 2. Nothing will be the Galaxy Note 2 for the next 6/7 months.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 11:52

102. joerod011 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


I'm loving my new note 2. This feature is neat. I can't wait for the update!!!

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