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Samsung shows off the multiwindow feature and more on Samsung GALAXY Note II video

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Sep 2012, 19:47

Samsung has released a video showing off all of the new features on the Samsung GALAXY Note II including the multiwindow feature which allows the user to have the ulimate multitasking experience by dividing the screen into two separate displays...

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posted on 30 Sep 2012, 19:51 35

1. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Now this is true multitasking.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:52 28

16. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

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.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:26 17

27. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Well this beast gonna slap on each hater's face....!!!

Way to go Sammy. I feel jealous whenever I see any Hands on video of Note 2 :( I want one badly...!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:35 3

48. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

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.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:41 2

43. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

My Galaxy S3 has never felt so puny and pathetic...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 01:48 5

45. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; 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!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:06

50. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; 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!!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 23:38

52. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

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.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 08:18

53. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

lol, I can see why your eyes are having issues. i'd rather wait for the AT&T version so that it can have their LTE speeds

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 19:59 2

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I cannot lie.......my first thoughts when seeing this was........windows phone

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:26 11

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:04 6

33. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

the picture on the article.. looks like tiles..

but oh, boy, what a true multitasking beast! Not really a fan of samsung, but, well done, samsung!

I might wanna get the Note 10.1 and another phone (Nexus device preferably) instead of this, i would love to maximise its capability on a larger screen.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:01 5

32. cheetah2k (Posts: 1739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

HOW THE F*** can a windows phone do this LOL!!!!!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:03 16

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

windows on android :D

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:03 24

4. MeoCao (unregistered)

I just don't see how iOS and WP can compete with Android.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:37 2

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)

They sure can! Well at least iOS..
But not in terms of feature and functionality!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:39 1

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

reminded me of the tiles on windows phone 8

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:58 3

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Huh? Idk if you're actually trolling as a Sony fanboy but you should have your eyes checked, buddy. This has nothing to do with those boring tiles.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:53 3

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

the picture in the article looks like windows tiles they way its separated..... is what im sayin man.... or at least it seems it was inspired by windows theme......jus what i see

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:07 3

35. 90ninjas (unregistered)

That's an app, and it's called Flipboard which is a news app available to everyone.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:12 1

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

lol lord......yea i understand what it is man......im just sayin the design looks like tiles that was inspired by windows .........still really cool im just giving my first impression of it..

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:05 2

47. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Oh I see.. Well as 90ninjas said, it's Flipboard, a news app developed by Flipboard Inc(not related to Samsung), also available on iOS.
You should try it, really good app!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:23 3

26. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

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.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:48 2

29. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)

you are WRONG.........
those feature can only be done on android platform coz Android is TRULY OPEN SYSTEM!!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:55 6

31. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I know that..... but the credit should go to Samsung not Android.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:21 2

37. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 22:37 3

40. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

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.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 23:16

41. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

you have a point there mate.. im just saying that a feature such as this isn't likely to be overlooked by google.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 20:06 13

5. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

currently, android is really more of windows-like than windows phone.. that's why for me, being a pc guy, i'll always go for android.. until i find something better

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 21:10 6

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.

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