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Multi-window mode to land on the Galaxy S III in December, ADD awaits us all

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:44

The bestselling Android handset is tipped to receive the coveted multi-window mode with the next, Android 4.1.2 update, by the end of the year - in December, to be precise...

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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:51 2

1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

yeah... its really useful but tried it on note 2 and note 10.1 it needs to be polish...most of the time it freezes and lags....

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:19 1

14. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

"It needs to be polish" xD

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:34 12

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Never experienced any of these freezes and lags you're talking about on my NOTE II.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 08:07 8

16. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

It's extremely flawless on my Note 2

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:08 1

22. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

For those of you with the Note 2, how is the Screen performance? There is the famous Black Scale image-http://www.dirmsg.com/Black.bmp where Note 1 clipped at around 7 and was really choppy (It even clipped Browns and Blues and made video look horrible). S3 seems to clip at 10 or 11 and only seems to apply to blacks, but smooths it better although videos are really dark. I actually prefer seeing as many shades as possible with smooth transitions which is how LCD and some non-high end AMOLED do. I also made an animated gif cycling the first 21 shades and Black-http://www.dirmsg.com/BlackAnim.gif to detect Screen Defects my S3 had bad that could be seen in Levels 11 and below in a dark room with brightness to Auto (Big Black line at top and a bunch of black dots that make dark videos look horrible). Depending on brightness the S3 is not very smooth and some frames even appear green too which is really bad.

PA really needs to show pictures of these types of tests too when reviewing phones.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:41

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Thanks for posting this.. I also knew about flaws Note 1 had, and while the s3 is not as horrible, it still has big issues with dark shades.. it is the only gripe I have for my s3

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 11:56

27. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I ended up returning my S3 and switching to Tmobile this last weekend to get the Note2 (Actually got it for $247...the other price of like $325 was getting it on their Classic plan which actually has a higher bill and not sure why people would go that route). Note 2's screen is great and the more RGB matrix really makes a difference. It clips about the same as the S3, but has twice the Smart options as the S3 and 4 different screen options to choose how the color gradients are and tones of colors. Only thing I see missing is Auto Haptic which was added in last S3 update that uses the vibrator to give sounds more kick/bass. Now that Hulu finally updated their app to work with the Note 2 I'm happy (3-4 days with no Hulu on my phone felt like an eternity)...still a little jerky and buffer issues on all platforms lately, but hopefully they will fix that soon. No Multi Window mode that I see, but it does have the Popup Video and Popup Browser which are cool. New pen and pen features are amazing. Note 1 had hover already, but this hovers twice as far and does a lot. The *#0*# screen shows pen touch registering all the way to the edges this time too.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 05:57 1

2. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

not gud fr s3, this could be made exclusive to s4 and note 2...nd i dont support on s3 becuz s3 has 4.8 inch screen where as note 2 has 5.5, added to this, this real type of multitasking looks gud on big displays like that of note 2!!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:17 3

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Take this as a good marketing ploy. Soon S3 owners would be tempted towards NOTE II for bigger screen :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:51 6

10. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Its better if users are given a choice to decide whether they want to use it or not. Got to give Samsung credits here.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:57 4

21. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Agree. Unlike that other iCrappy company that I know out there which requires you to buy the next generation of its smartphone or tablet just to get that very little feature upgrade. Samsung is the best.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:00 2

3. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I find this very useful and practical and nice of course but it does remind mi of the Windows 8 feature... However, I don't have anything against "copying" features from other devices and OS even if its done by Android (Google), iOS (Apple), Windows(Microsoft) or anyone else because things like that should NOT be forbidden to others cause they make things go easier and ARE revolutionary and all thanks/credits go to the company/person who invented something like that but it should be shared. It's good NOT being selfish!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:12

4. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

yeah, but what about flash??? there are things that youtube *wont* do...

try playing some good videos fromhttp://www.dailymotion.com , or even a more obscure video website, and see how well they work..

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 12:48

23. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

You can still side load Flash but will also need to install a browser that still supports it like FireFox or Maxthon since Chrome and the defult Samsung browser will never support it. I blame Apple and all their HTML5 bs and have yet to see it take off! Also don't have the multi-window feature on my GS3 yet but just loaded a Rom that has Pop up browser on it and it's ba! Just like the mini video player that you can move around the screen and use it over other apps while you can still see them!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:15

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Hmmm the side bezels look like taken from iPAD mini :D

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:29

7. twens (Posts: 1062; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

This phone was released before the ipad mini. Dont be silly, the ipad 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9&10 can never ever be capable of what this phone does out of the box. I own one and am very proud

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:32

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Perhaps you didn;t get the intent which was trying to indicate actually who is now copying whom :)

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:12 1

12. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I understood.....i think he is new to PA...

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 07:12

13. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I understood.....i think he is new to PA...

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:48

9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Love Note 2

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 06:57 1

11. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

what about the note i

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 09:42

17. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Good job Samsung!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:16

18. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 313; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

we have had this for a couple of weeks now...Merica, lol :d

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 10:35

19. boed1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

While new features would be great - the "feature" I want most on my Verizon S3 is a reliable radio. I'll frequently go from 4 bars to no bars back to 4 bars while stationary. The Nexus had the same issue. Some people claim not to have this - not sure if it is because they barely use their phones as phones or the towers in there areas do not use the same type of technology.

The issue is very well documented on XDA Developers and androidforums so it IS an issue even if you don't notice it. It isn't just a bad phone or a bad batch of phones.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 11:38

20. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

The best use of split screen to copy some text from one app to another or view two documents side by side.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:51

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I hope things like this will make people start realizing that "pure android " isn't necessarily the best android.
I love TW on my S3 , and I love the UI on my Sony tipo..custom androids are adding flavor to it

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 05:07

26. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

yes, its like using windows, *as it is first installed* .. not the most easy to use, without adding various things to remove the long winded (need 4 or more clicks) features, and other tweaks to make using it easier!!

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