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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 John @ 2012-10-08 00:50 from 2Gpx - click to readI dont blame Sammy die hard fans to defend their but the fact that...

"It has excellent build quality (see drop tests)"
- how can plastic to have an excellent build than aluminum alloy like in iPhone 5?????

"It has awesome power and smoothness (see benchmarks and reviews)"
-iOS in iPhone 5 has the buttery smooth UI that even JB cant come close

"It has AMAZING battery life (see tests)"
-are you comparing a big battery with a medium battery like in iPhone 5?????
But this is not an issue, you can always get yourself an external battery.

"The screen (now non pentile) is the best on any android device."
-RETINA display in iPhone 5 has a higher resolution than super Amoled

In addition, the SGNote2 with the unreasonably big body makes you look like a fool when you make phone calls.

You dont feel proud or confident when holding SGNote2 especially in STARBUCK.

In short, iPhone 5 beats SGNote2 in all areas.

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  • 2012-10-08 01:30
  • sF$q

Are we not due a new Nexus soon.Nexus is supposed to be Googles flagship yet everytime thye bring it out they trounce it with a better product ie Note 1..

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  • 2012-10-08 01:28
  • nEAy

> In reply to gchindiUK @ 2012-10-07 19:53 from nx8Q - click to readThem older days were more fun instead of all these boring souless slabs..Wgeres all the gadgety smartfones like Nokia E90,S/E P900/P910 the only one near is the Note with its stylus...They were the days tho.1998-2007.

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  • 2012-10-08 01:21
  • nEAy

> In reply to ihate-imitate @ 2012-10-07 17:41 from sF$q - click to readAhhh the ihate fanbois are really running short on things to bag the note 2 about.

It has excellent build quality (see drop tests)
It has awesome power and smoothness (see benchmarks and reviews)
It has AMAZING battery life (see tests)
It has some really smick software additions
The screen (now non pentile) is the best on any android device.

AWESOME PHONE and the haters (nokia and apple) have heaps to hate but no real issue to pin it on. Funny Stuff.

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  • 2012-10-08 00:50
  • 2Gpx

I can see why Samsung are pushing this device as they know WP8 can already do proper business integration and proper split screen. But really where has Samsung to loose. They can and will build a WP8 Note II equivalent so this just to gain extra market now when they know greater functionality is just about to be released in WP8 devices. Samsung is not beholden to Android so just watch them jump when WP 8 takes off.

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  • 2012-10-08 00:21
  • y$gW

> In reply to bpal @ 2012-10-07 21:57 from utBP - click to readI very much doubt this feature will ever come to the note 1. I don't think it has enough processing power and definably not enough ram.

My note often runs with just over 100mb available, even clearing all apps only leaves just over 200mb of ram. I haven't got my note 2 yet :-) but assume it will have something like 1500mb free ram after you install a heap of apps.

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  • 2012-10-08 00:10
  • 2Gpx

> In reply to ihate-imitate @ 2012-10-07 17:41 from sF$q - click to readYou have a choice NOT to utilize the split-screen. It's an added function say, you are working in between a spreadsheet & word, or between a calendar & S Note jotting things down. I could see this being useful when you connect the Note II on a project or big tv (even wireless) for presentations, or when you are home working on a PowerPoint & getting info from the internet.

No? Can't see this at all? Probably since you hardly see anyone do it, so stick to your normal "phone" for calls & text.

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  • 2012-10-07 23:30
  • v0qx

Apple will go to court for this innovation from samsung

Apple says Samsung copied the iphone10 lol

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  • 2012-10-07 22:52
  • fnML

Can I get this download? using G note 1. plz reply in

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  • 2012-10-07 21:57
  • utBP

> In reply to sandisk UHS 1 C10 @ 2012-10-07 13:33 from j0c1 - click to readWhy yes, actually I could. Smart Stay, Smart Rotation, S Beam, Split Screen, Pop-up Play, Quick Commands (Note version), over 1000 levels of sensitivity, the ability to clip pieces of anything and paste them into compatible apps. Do I need to continue?

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  • 2012-10-07 21:23
  • 41x8

> In reply to th3 @ 2012-10-07 20:24 from vaNH - click to readI've been a avid Sony and Nokia fan for years, after seeing that galaxy s3 I have to admit that I'm giving Sony a break. I recently got the Xperia S and I'm not really impressed. I'm buying the GS 3, Note 2 then the Lumia 920.

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  • 2012-10-07 21:16
  • qKKi

> In reply to mw @ 2012-10-07 16:37 from kiNU - click to readThat's debatable, so far it's the best. But with the Nexus 5 on the way, it'll have tough competition.

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  • 2012-10-07 21:00
  • 41x8

> In reply to [deleted post]loL! iphone 4s = htc dream!!!!

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  • 2012-10-07 20:55
  • MDVw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-07 13:34 from PFwf - click to readis your phone rooted or not?

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  • 2012-10-07 20:48
  • x}sF

> In reply to Alien @ 2012-10-07 15:31 from 6wmG - click to readbecause for some people its too big to fit in the pocket. only size does matter here. not everybody is interested to use a phone that too big.

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  • 2012-10-07 20:42
  • x}sF

I have to admit it now, Samsung is king of cellfones. Sony also have something like that multitasking we saw on Note 10.1, but this split screen with Android apps is way beyond that, this is by far one of the biggest milestones ever for Android.

Never thought i would say Samsung is best but after this its stupid to pretend they are not. Congrats Samsung, this is greatness.

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  • 2012-10-07 20:24
  • vaNH

i have been split screening and its still fast lol

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  • 2012-10-07 20:16
  • 3GAC

> In reply to gchindiUK @ 2012-10-07 19:53 from nx8Q - click to readNokia lose badly in battery life. One time i bought a 32GB microSD card i got a free Samsung E1080, and wow, i used to think Nokia 1202 was good... The freaking Samsung lasted 3 weeks on one charge! Yes that was with a simcard inserted, and occasional write and receive text messages.

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  • 2012-10-07 20:02
  • vaNH

> In reply to ijam @ 2012-10-07 12:21 from sF$q - click to readtsk tsk very smart comment indeed

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  • 2012-10-07 20:00
  • Yeg3

> In reply to Samson Galaxon @ 2012-10-07 19:14 from fmx3 - click to readThats right and i think its overdue time we emphasize on this to try to make people understand it.


Definition of retina display is a display with "high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance".

Everytime you see Apple focusing on their Retina displays, what they are really doing is taking advantage of peoples default built-in high level of stupididy and lack of technical knowledge. Sony has many Phones with higher pixel density than iphone4s/5, but they cannot go to Apple and say that "we have the true retina display phones", because this is a word used by apple only. If you remove the word RETINA its too easy to see that Apple created this word to take away focus from the real issue, which is PPI. The less people know the better it is for apple.

If you read all this, then next time you hear someone bragging about Retina Display you will think "wat a cl0wn, dont know what a retina display is". And for sure, 90% of iphone users dont know.

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  • 2012-10-07 19:59
  • vaNH

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