The Galaxy Note II is about to launch in the UK and be announced in America, but Samsung has only recently uploaded a video demonstrating their software tweaks. The video showcases a Korean Galaxy Note II, but the experience should be largely the same in other countries.
The most interesting feature is multi window mode, which allows two apps to appear on the screen at once. The number of compatible apps is larger than on the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it even includes some stock Google apps like Gmail.
Check out the video below.
Many power users install custom ROMs and overclocked kernels to get the most out of their tablets. The problem with tweaking your device is that you will not be able to download any official builds and updates from Samsung until you return back to stock software. This tutorial can also be helpful if you have installed custom software incorrectly and your device is not working properly.
No, this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update we have been waiting for. Instead, it is a 70 MB update bringing a few new features. The first update is to the keyboard. Now there is a fifth row for numbers and an option to make the keyboard smaller for one handed typing. Next is some minor visual changes to the lockscreen. It should also be slightly easier to unlock after the update. Samsung also added a new widget to toggle the LED light. The last of the notable changes is an option to change the brightness of the screen while using the browser independently from the brightness of the screen normally.
Have you gotten the update yet?
Samsung has fixed the bug that plagued the last 3.2 update. If you did not install the last update, then you can download and install this one the normal way via the settings app and checking for updates. Those who did install the last update and are having Wi-Fi problems may need to plug into their computer and install it via Samsung Kies.
Earlier this morning, Samsung began releasing an over the air software update allowing Galaxy 10.1 users to upgrade to Android 3.2 while also resolving a Wi-Fi connectivity issues some Galaxy 10.1 users experienced following a previous software update. For Galaxy 10.1 users who are experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues and are unable to reconnect, the new software update may be downloaded and installed via Samsung’s Kies desktop app.
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Ice Cream Sandwich is going to be revealed with the Nexus Prime on October 19th. The Nexus Prime is rumored to be Samsung built, meaning that the Samsung Mobile team has had plenty of hands on time with the Ice Cream Sandwich code. I am confident that we will see an official update from Samsung with ICS on-board, but it will not be any time soon.
Devices usually get one to two big software updates from manufactures. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has received one, Touchwiz UX, but it was not an update to Android core so I do not suspect it will count. It was the software that Samsung had hoped to launch with day one. Samsung has yet to release an update to Honeycomb 3.2, from 3.1, but that is because 3.2 mainly brings support for smaller screen sizes.