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Galaxy Note II firmware update brings split-screen multitasking

06 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Galaxy Note II firmware update brings split-screen multitasking - read the full textSamsung has released a firmware update for the Galaxy Note II, which enables the much anticipated split-screen multitasking feature. Multi-View enhances the multitasking capabilities of the Galaxy Note II, allowing you to run two apps on the screen simultaneously. Mind you, not all Android...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-07 11:44 from 3Jn} - click to readiPhone 5 is more robust than S3 or NOTE 2.

The problem with Samsung is too much plastic being used and this will be a potential environment issue.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:57
  • sF$q

> In reply to Tim @ 2012-10-07 11:07 from iiHX - click to readYep, and taken the word "phone" out of it.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:48
  • 0mTC

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-07 09:52 from t7Xk - click to readCan you post a link to the youtube video that you watched please?

Here's a link to a video i watched which was done indoors

and here's another
which was done outdoors.

The worst that happened, is the back came off and the battery came out IN BOTH TESTS. And if you count how many times the note 2 was dropped in the indoor test, it was like about 5 times. And guess what? the note still works! I'll take plastic every time LOL
You're the troll ifan that's jealous of anything samsung, who queued overnight to get ripped off for a pretty looking substandard piece of merchandise. Ever heard the saying . . A fool and their money are some parted?

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  • 2012-10-07 11:44
  • 3Jn}

> In reply to Really @ 2012-10-07 10:56 from mtMD - click to readthat;s the purpose of this called phablet dude...

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  • 2012-10-07 11:38
  • IVxA

Have people in India got the update yet?

I am from India and cannot see the update yet..

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  • 2012-10-07 11:27
  • ut1T

this is what multitasking is. why split screen? the screen estate is good 720x1280, same is some tablets, laptops, is capable!!

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  • 2012-10-07 11:20
  • fmx3

Samsung has really put the "SMART" in SmartPhone.

Great Job.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:07
  • iiHX

> In reply to Really @ 2012-10-07 10:56 from mtMD - click to readAbsurd?
I bet you are Nokia fanboy and jealous why is Galaxy Note II in 2nd place at daily interest.
If its "Absurd" as you claim they why people are so interested in it? And why most major carriers even in USA will provide it?
Go back for your color brick "920" which is real absurd even to look at it in first place... Even it doesn't appear in daily interests at all.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:06
  • fqfu

U will drop ur phone only if u r careless..i am using s2 for 1 1/2yrs nw n droped it once only..and obviously it didnt break. Mayb iphone users r careless thats y drop test is very important to them :P

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  • 2012-10-07 11:05
  • v$C$

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-07 09:52 from t7Xk - click to readCheck out the drop test below.­81/

The battery and cover comes out from 5" but its not broken... its meant to do that. I guess owning an iphone means you cant grasp the concept of phones with replaceable batteries?

On a general note. The note 2 is KILLING apple and nokia fans inside. There is no week point, there is no lag, the build quality is equal to the iphone (with no scratches), the battery performance is the 2nd best of any phone available, the screen is brilliant etc etc.

And no, a big screen/phone is not a bad point its a choice, if you want smaller you go the 4.8" S3 if you want bigger you go the tab 7.7..... WELL DONE ON A GREAT PHONE SAMSUNG.

ps apple & nokia fans, maybe keep voting down the note 2... will make you feel better LOL.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:03
  • 2Gpx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-07 09:39 from q8Q8 - click to readIts not about shock proof, but about shatter proof. Phones with gorilla glass that extends to the corner are very sensitive when landing on a corner.

When watching some of the Xperia Active videos on youtube it seems to me that Dragon Trail glass is more flexible and can withstand impacts much better, while gorilla is so hard and crisp that it must be said to be a scratch protector, not a a display protector. Dragon trail glass gets scratches more easily but seem to be very convincing in protecting the lcd/phone.

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  • 2012-10-07 11:03
  • Kg}g

This is absured. Who wants to do split screen multi task on a 5.5 inch screen? It is too big for a phone and too small for a tablet.

I guess design crisis is back samsung.

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  • 2012-10-07 10:56
  • mtMD

This is samsung anyway.

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  • 2012-10-07 10:13
  • U@Yv

Why you would like to buy 5.5" phone? Its not going to my pocket as well...

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  • 2012-10-07 10:03
  • 0xMq

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-07 09:52 from t7Xk - click to readLol go for your useless iPhone liar, even gsmarena said it is very hard , while iPhone 4s back cover's break easily and iPhone 5 got broken and scratched very very easily

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  • 2012-10-07 09:59
  • MDVw

How come it wasn't included out of the box?

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  • 2012-10-07 09:53
  • M{4R

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-07 09:39 from q8Q8 - click to readi watch youtube and i saw note 2 break easily in just one drop for only one feet lol! i drop my iphone twice above 2 to 5 ft still alive! samsung devices are so cheap sad! LoL!

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  • 2012-10-07 09:52
  • t7Xk

Pretty sweet feature! Add that to S voice, S bean, Capturing video and sound of the scree with three button combo, s pen, 5.5 HD Super Amoled Screen, quad core, 2gb ram, LTE, up to 64GB plus 64GB card, after market gold battery on top of the massive battery already.....its a lovely monster!

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  • 2012-10-07 09:41
  • q8Q8

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-07 09:11 from t7Xh - click to readNo phone is drop proof technically, but this thing seems to handle accidental drops well:

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  • 2012-10-07 09:39
  • vGPN

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-10-07 09:11 from t7Xh - click to readSo you wont buy anything then? Nothing is drop proof.
Some things survive more possible falls, but nothing is drop proof. that's so silly. We can agree on mars talk lets agree on one or two other things

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  • 2012-10-07 09:39
  • q8Q8

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