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
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.


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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GALAXY Note II AT&T
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(15h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

2. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

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

3. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

4. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 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!!

6. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Galaxy S III my bad.

9. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

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

5. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

There ya go AT&T

7. spiceman

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 24, 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......

8. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 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.

10. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Hurry up! I can't wait.

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