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US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy Note II gets the multi-window upgrade

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US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy Note II gets the multi-window upgrade
US Cellular has joined the rest of the Galaxy Note II toting carriers and released an update to Android 4.1.1 (baseband R950VXALL1) which brings multi-window functionality along with a number of other changes.

The multi-window function is a distinguishing feature, and comes in super handy on the 5.5-inch phablet. The update also brings some bug fixes including solving an apparent problem with the burst-mode in the camera, which caused random black images. The Search feature has been fixed within the My Files application also.

The update is available over-the-air, just go to Settings >> About Device >> Software update.

Here is a rundown of the change log:

  • Split screen functionality is supported (Multi-Window)
  • The following U.S. Cellular pre-loads are included:
  • City ID – v. 1.25.1
  • Daily Perks – v. 4.5.14
  • Your Navigator Deluxe – v
  • Tone Room Deluxe – v. 2.0.31
  • Gameloft Portal – v. 2.1.1
  • Mobi TV –
  • Amazon Apps – v. 2.6.53
  • Amazon Audible – v. 1.3.9
  • Amazon IMDB – v. 2.7.0
  • Amazon MP3 – v. 2.7.0
  • Amazon Shopping – v. 2.0.2
  • Amazon Zappos – v. 2.0.2
  • Amazon Kindle – v.
  • Let’s Golf 3 – 1.0.2
  • Slacker Radio 3.2.1062
  • Wi-Fi Now – 4.4.67
  • When taking pictures using “BURST” mode sometimes when you go to gallery pictures would not be displayed they would be black images
  • Devices would occasionally toggle between 3G and 1X which is not customer impacting but could generate calls
  • Could not search image files by “Search” option in My Files application
  • UI changes
  • In drop down menu “Sync” was replaced with “Multi-Window” option
  • Sound icon (4th position) color was changed from Gray to Green

sources: US Cellular via Android Authority

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posted on 30 Dec 2012, 08:43 1

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 25088; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Having had the g note 2 for two weeks I had to sadly return it. Awesome device, but the camera, which is the number one piece of a smart phone to me was very subpar for a phone this good. Lack of auto compression, auto editing, and although it has manual editing it doesn't decrease the file size, having to select limit for mms to make sure the videos were sendable sucks cuz their too grainy to really see. This was a deal breaker for someone who's very into photography. Having the g note told me two things about the iPhone, 1. it told me just how stale the iPhones UI is 2. It told me just how good the iPhone actually is. The iPhone ran neck and neck with it n speed and fluidity, but pales n the its ok department. When it comes to practicality however the iPhone is a top notch device. The note is dream power device though and the split screen feature was great.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 08:52 1

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 25088; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Oops pales in the UI department.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 10:52 2

4. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I got myself an iphone for 2days but I had to sadly return it. The camera is slightly better than the one found on my GNOTE II but is not much of an upgrade. Otherwise it sucks in every other categories. Limited and restricted as hell, no NFC, purple flare, prone to scratch and dent, tons of bugs, lacks refinements in the UI and ain't practicle at all! Seriously who the hell had the stupid idea to put the on screen back button on the top left corner.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 12:31

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 25088; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

See my point exactly. Nothing's perfect for everybody... Betcha we're expecting an argument, or a flame war, but I'm a techie not a fanboy. After my wedding is taken care of I'll buy another note 2, possibly of craigslist cuz it's just that good of a device, but the iPhone 5 is my go to device. The iPhone 5 requires me to carry nothing else...I like that.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 18:06

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6632; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

You forgot to mention the iPhone 5 wifi problem. Many iPhone 5 users check with me why their wifi is slow. I told them to wait for a software fix. 6.0.2 which might solve the problem at the expense of higher battery usage.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 18:28

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 25088; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Ok haven't noticed that, but Thanx bro

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 08:43

2. mfdfire15 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Yeah actually PA your late on your info the update was live Dec 21st. And your info states 4.1.1 which is correct vs others 411 states 4.1.4 Enjoying my Note 2 sense day one.

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