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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note II Gets Multi-Window Feature Update

Sprint has updated its Samsung Galaxy Note II. There have been many people who have enjoyed the multi-window feature on it because it means that the display can be split in to two. This is great when running several apps at once as it means that they can be viewed at the same time. This is especially useful if you are watching a film and chatting to someone, messaging on Facebook while reading a news article etc. It is a function that many people tend to use on a large screen but seems to have been forgotten on the small screen. Once you get used to this feature, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

Sprint have now decided that it is a necessary feature on the US phones as well as their other devices and so they will now be sending an update out so that users can take advantage of this function. Even on a small screen, it could be a feature that many people will want to use. Their update also includes some email, SMS and GPS enhancements as well. These include a ‘beep’ when in a voice call when a text message arrives, Emails being automatically sent to the outbox when in airplane mode or when no Internet connection available. Corporate device administrators can default the GPS lock settings.

Galaxy Note II - Multi-View Feature

The update will not be rolled out all at once and so if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note II, then you may have to wait up to five days to see the changes appear on your device. If your carrier is not Sprint, then you will not get an update, but it is possible that something ill happen in the future. It could be worth asking them whether they are planning one and when because the more pressure that they get, the more likely they are to do something about it.

Once you get the update, you will need to make sure that you install it correctly. Make sure that you have a decent amount of battery charge and that you are connected to WiFi or 4G. You will not be able to use the phone while installing the new version and it could reboot itself several times as it sets up. This could take up to 15 minutes, but it will be worth the wait when you see the results afterwards. If you remove the battery during the installation process it will stop the update and this could stop the device form working properly. Therefore do not use it in any way until you get a screen displaying ‘Congratulations’ which will advise you that the update is complete.

Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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