That was quick: Samsung already updating all Galaxy Note II units with the multi-window mode

That was quick: Samsung already updating all Galaxy Note II units with the multi-window mode
Now that was quick - just the other day we wrote that international units of the Samsung Galaxy Note II are shipping without that sweet multi-window operation mode that was demonstrated upon the unveiling in Korea, and now we have the update rolling out already.

Users are reporting that they have installed the newest XXALIJ1 Galaxy Note II software from Samsung, and it has brought on that multitasking regime that allows you to run to apps at once independent of each other, and resize their windows up and down as you see fit. The other things it brings are a new baseband, and Google Chrome.

Given that we have 5.5" screen real estate to work with, this might easily turn into the best software feature that the Note II has, and its applications are numerous. Makes us wonder, if those new Nexus program rumors are true, and we get the flagships with stock Android, while the manufacturer UI is just a theme, can we just pick the awesome features, and still remain stock? Probably not, but it should be food for thought for Google in the next Android iterations.


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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung intelligence :)

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The GALAXY Note II - a dream come true :)

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Samsung MEANS business. They want to dominate & this is clear proof that they will go & fix any issues so they can give the public the VERY best in the world. Wow this Galaxy Note II is looking VERY, VERY good.

18. Apartments

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

yes it is can't wait to put my hands on it!!

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

IMO, the split display UI is going the drive GN II sales into the 20 million territory - it is the perfect compelling value proposition for the GN II. I will be ordering the GN II the minute it goes up on VZW for pre-order.

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Totally agree with you there. The first NOTE was more of a niche device but man its grown in popularity artists, businessmen and even women! I know they have small hands but they keep the gargantuan phone in those small purses! I mean the Note 2 has come a long way and the multiwindow feature makes it look more like a desktop pc!

20. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is one of the best features of any smartphone!! I cant wait to see it in person with the AT&T variant

23. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

samsung, please..... PATENT IT!!

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

And here Samsung proves its marketing intelligence again! Wow they have succeeded to make them look so positive (ofc they are)

3. SwiftyMicvey

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

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5. moskey

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

common give s3 JB :( !!!

6. davidpoitier

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I hope they roll this out to the GS3.

13. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

That'd be great. But GS3 will probably have RAM issues specially if the two running apps are HD ones (unless you have one of those 2GB RAM GS3s from korea).

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

All GS IIIs sold by U.S. carriers come with 2 Gb RAM.

25. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Oh yeah, sorry I was referring to the international variant. Well that's something to look forward to, can the dual-core kraits with 2GB RAM handle those two apps at the same time?

8. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

thats one of many reason why samsung is better than lg :-) if it was lg ohh boyyy next year update...

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

exactly. i dont mean to hate on any company but Sammy really nails it. thats the reason no one is even close to `em. they are best in the business. P.S. - waiting for Gnex II

10. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Chrome is not something I use, I prefer Opera.

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Told you haters!

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I can verify that you DID say that. lol +1

14. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

was gonna buy lumia 920, but seeing that multi windows that shows true multitasking, there's no other smartphones i want other than this note2 at this moment...

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

you wont regret it and Dev support is epic for sammy phones.

19. ghost7787

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This phone looks like a real winner. Samsung is stepping it up!

22. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Android Powered PC is a moment away. 10" tablet SHOULD HAVE THIS FEATURE!

24. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

No joke, Samsung REALLY needs to Patent this. We have all seen the outcome when 1 company develops a game-changing idea, doesnt patent it, another company steals it and throws on their own patent... no names (Apple)

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