Sprint updates Galaxy Note II with multi-window app views
Two weeks after launching Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note II, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is rolling out the phablet's first software update, introducing a new Multi-Window View feature that enables consumers to run two applications on-screen at the same time.
Designed to exploit the Galaxy Note II's 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, Multi-Window View essentially splits the homescreen in two--for example, Sprint subscribers can simultaneously run the device's Internet browser and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) YouTube, one on top of the other. The Multi-Window View feature is already available on Galaxy Note II devices sold in international markets and is expected to expand to all units sold in the U.S. within the near future.
Sprint's L900VPALJC software update also brings new notifications to alert Galaxy Note II users of text messages that arrive while they're in a voice call--in addition, the device now routes all incoming emails to the Outbox when outside of cellular coverage areas or in an airplane. Other enhancements include new GPS lock setting defaults designed for corporate device administrators.
Sprint said subscribers can expect to receive the over-the-air Galaxy Note II update within the next five days.
In addition to Sprint, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note II through Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T), T-Mobile USA and U.S. Cellular. The device is Samsung's first to launch with Google's Android 4.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) and heralds the U.S. debut of the manufacturer's Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor optimized for LTE networks.
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