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    Default No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Nobody seems sure...we are hoping that Verizon's model will have it since we are getting it so late or maybe Samsung will push the update thru soon! If they already updated the overseas phones why would we have to wait?
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    Yeah why we have to wait I call Samsung and they told me that they don't know anything about it

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    But why they have it in the trailer and then the phone doesn't have it we should all sue the Samsung company lol

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    That or screen recorder which was in the ad for the gn2 suppose to part of jelly bean.... Ugh...

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    Must be only for the US version... I got the international note 2 and it has that feature....

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    I thought I saw a couple weeks back that they had to patch in the multitasking for whatever reason for the International version. So I'm sure it just needs to get patched in but will probably take a while because the carriers need to approve it.

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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Quote Originally Posted by nelonez View Post
    Must be only for the US version... I got the international note 2 and it has that feature....

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    When the international version was released it had 2 different firmware versions. If you got one with the newer firmware multi window worked out of the box. If you got one with the older firmware multi window did not work. They updated all the note 2 firmware on the international version shortly after release so that multi window works on all the international versions. It's probably going to be the same thing with the US version except it might take a little longer to get the update since US carriers are more of a pain about putting out updates.
    I have no doubt we will get multi window. it's just a matter of how long it will take to get it.
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    It works through the side bar, I have it on my UK Three phone, although the sidebar just disappears on occasion then suddenly reappears the next day. There are no shortcuts to the sidebar so I've no idea how to initiate it.
    WarrenH
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    Just solved - keep the back button long-pressed and it appears!

    WarrenH
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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    You have the international version? ?

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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    This thread is in the ATT subforum (T-Mobile and Sprint, as well), where a few of us were discussing investigating the lack of this feature on US models -thus far. It mostly has to do with the delay of the feature overall...and therefore, the delay our US carriers are taking to implement/test it with their 'stuff' and overlay...I assume, at least.

    I wrote about how the carriers were not touting this (or the screen recorder feature, for that matter) Multitask/MultiWindow feature set...well, that may be changing, at least for one carrier.

    MultiWindows IS being advertised on the Verizon SNote2 info page. Someone mentioned it in the xda developers forum, I think it was.

    Sothen the question is for the rest of the carriers, AT&T, Sprint, etcdoes this mean it comes out around that time? Verizon's version of the Note2 is supposedly set for release on Nov 27th/29th? Or do we ALL wait until Dec, when the supposed 4.1.2 update for JB is coming for the S3 (and probably the Note2or probably not?...seems like its not a guarantee in the Android world, even if its such a similar device).

    Anyway, here is the only link for this source of info that alludes to the update coming to the S3not sure where the SamMobile person got it fromthe xda developer forum folks mentioned it too, based on a tweet from the same guy touting I9300XXD = 4.1.1 and I9300XXE= 4.1.2 ...the rumor has been spread around a bit and not debunked yet, who knows.

    Multi-view for the Galaxy S3 is coming up | SamMobile

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Android 4.1, S Pen | Verizon Wireless
    Multi-task More Than Ever Before
    Take multi-tasking to a whole other level with a brilliant 5.5" screen and amazingly innovative capabilities.

    Multi Window. Divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications.
    Popup Video. Watch your favorite video and run other applications at the same time, in the same view
    Popup Browser. Open a web link without leaving what youre doing. View a webpage and what is displayed conveniently underneath.
    Popup Notes. Open a convenient pop-up window to jot down a quick note or idea.
    No multitasking or multi windows why and when???-multiwindowpic_vzw.jpg
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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Rumor update:

    Verizon's community forum has a 'tester' talking about a test VZW model (which he has to give back within 3 days) and that it he has CONFIRMED the Samsung mutli-window/task feature is on the VZW model.

    https://community.verizonwireless.co.../895179#895179

    See comment about the Samsung TouchWiz multi-window/tasking feature (#542).

    This bodes well for an update to come soon for other carriers...or perhaps by the end of Nov when VZW model is released.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3...hopefully with a flush, pop-out (chargeable), Bluetooth earpiece!
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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Quote Originally Posted by lingo622 View Post
    I thought I saw a couple weeks back that they had to patch in the multitasking for whatever reason for the International version. So I'm sure it just needs to get patched in but will probably take a while because the carriers need to approve it.

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    If it isn't there when you buy the phone don't expect it to come. If it does come great, but let's face it VZW at least in my opinion has a horrible turn around time for approving updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    If it isn't there when you buy the phone don't expect it to come. If it does come great, but let's face it VZW at least in my opinion has a horrible turn around time for approving updates.
    You may have missed the latest posts. Also, all US carriers fall in the same boat here, not just VZW. I am with AT&T and they don't even mention it, marketing-wise.

    At least VZW mentions it on their preorder/marketing page for the Note2, and there is some recent confirmation of it actually being on the phone (test versions) model for VZW.

    Being new to Android, it's been very clear from the start that devices, carriers and updates do not flow together well. Firmware and OS updates must be tested with TouchWiz (Samsung's UI) and Sense (HTC's UI) and then AT&T has overlays and apps...Sprint...VZW...etc. They all are on different schedules and apparently care about these features in different ways...annoying as it can be for the customer. There is no accountability or consistency, unfortunately in the open-source/Android world due to this fact-of-life.

    The hidden good part, is competition and innovation...the bad part is obviously the device makers and carriers (IF you use them for cell data, as some tablets can and all phones will). This is due to having to test/approve updates when they have no incentive to really do so...unless they market it as a feature like VZW has done. Then, I guess, they are under the gun for bringing that feature to their customers...whereas AT&T is not, at the moment (aside from all the techies who care because they have been following the development of the Note 2 in detail for months).
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3...hopefully with a flush, pop-out (chargeable), Bluetooth earpiece!
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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Quote Originally Posted by dponte View Post
    You may have missed the latest posts. Also, all US carriers fall in the same boat here, not just VZW. I am with AT&T and they don't even mention it, marketing-wise.

    At least VZW mentions it on their preorder/marketing page for the Note2, and there is some recent confirmation of it actually being on the phone (test versions) model for VZW.

    Being new to Android, it's been very clear from the start that devices, carriers and updates do not flow together well. Firmware and OS updates must be tested with TouchWiz (Samsung's UI) and Sense (HTC's UI) and then AT&T has overlays and apps...Sprint...VZW...etc. They all are on different schedules and apparently care about these features in different ways...annoying as it can be for the customer. There is no accountability or consistency, unfortunately in the open-source/Android world due to this fact-of-life.

    The hidden good part, is competition and innovation...the bad part is obviously the device makers and carriers (IF you use them for cell data, as some tablets can and all phones will). This is due to having to test/approve updates when they have no incentive to really do so...unless they market it as a feature like VZW has done. Then, I guess, they are under the gun for bringing that feature to their customers...whereas AT&T is not, at the moment (aside from all the techies who care because they have been following the development of the Note 2 in detail for months).
    Nothing but excuses. What's really funny is how quickly Apple is able to get updates out to their iPhones. I can't help but wonder how anyone can justify the ridiculous amount of time the carriers in approving updates.
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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    I think we'll have multi view provided by developers long before the carriers get off their collective behinds. I'm sick of seeing phones advertised with features that somehow don't make it into your phone at launch.

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    This thread right here is why I went with the international version. Just sick with the US carrier Android update situation.
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    Yeah but is sick to be trying to download a file somewhere with no wifi and in the fricking 3g oh I have a nice 4g lte on Houston with sprint is faster than the wifi on Starbuck just get the point

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    I'm on straight talk prepaid, no LTE anywhere. All a win win for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    Nothing but excuses. What's really funny is how quickly Apple is able to get updates out to their iPhones. I can't help but wonder how anyone can justify the ridiculous amount of time the carriers in approving updates.
    We pay the price for customization and control with the free open source Google Android system.
    Having layers added to naked Android by the phone manufacturer and the carrier makes it an environment (fragmentation) where so many issues can arise with conflicting code.
    Apple on the other hand controls everything from Operating System to hardware so they can assure that they both work well together. All of their devices are upgraded to the new OS at the same time and almost immediately after its anouncement. None of this waiting and angst over when or if I will get the latest OS. I sport an HTC Thunderbolt on Gingerbread and wonder when Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive as others are being updated to Jelly Bean on other phones. I know I will never see JB if I keep this phone.
    New phones like the Moto RAZR HD line are being launched with ICS as people with 6 month old Galaxy S3's are being updated to JB.
    Really?
    I liked the RAZR Maxx HD but I will never buy a new phone that does not have the latest Android OS (especially on VZW). It's takes too long and is too much drama to get an update. Then when it does arrive there are the inevitable bugs and glitches that have to sort themselves out. Often times you have to reset various settings or get used to new quirks of the new OS after having broken in your phone. Then there seems to be a 2 upgrade max on most Android devices.
    By Apple controlling the ecosystem and the hardware, along with the huge popularity of the devices, they have much more power to dictate terms to the carriers. You never see a problem with the release of their updates. They all come out together (relatively speaking) on all carriers soon after introduction. There is a lot to like about Apple and the way they do things. They keep it simple and uniform. That's why I keep my wife in an iPhone. She has much less tolerance for the issues of Android and will accept a lesser performing device for a better more reliable user experience.
    I will stay with the more advanced, customizable, high performance android devices and deal with all the issues and frustrations of fragmentation.
    It's the price we pay.

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    Default Re: No multitasking or multi windows why and when???

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    Nothing but excuses. What's really funny is how quickly Apple is able to get updates out to their iPhones. I can't help but wonder how anyone can justify the ridiculous amount of time the carriers in approving updates.
    What here is an 'excuse'? It is what it is...and those with Android on MANY different devices and carriers deal with reality of the actions of those groups...as MittenSportsFan had good points in his reply to your trite comment as well.

    I'm not an Android apologist. Are you an Apple apologist? You really want to get into the negatives about Apple? The reason I'm looking at Android is because of Apple and it's stubbornness. Of course, they have full control over their ecosystem. Took them a long time to roll out iTunes with the ability to select an ALBUM (where the names are still truncated, to this day) instead of an entire set of albums (or having to put an album into a playlist and do it that way) from an artist, but hey...at least ALL their devices had this update when it came out, right? ALL of iPhone and iPad and iTouch/Pod...oh wait...now they have the iPad mini! They go small with that but refuse to go big -or simply make a larger version- with the iPhone.

    So, yeah, obviously that is easier for Apple to do. It's not 'funny how'...it's a matter of understanding reality and the open-source world with a LOT of devices that utilize the Android OS and those that manufacture them. We all wish updates were rolled out better, but clearly there is more of a reason to stick with Android or migrate to it from Apple, as I am doing.

    Apple's iOS has good points to it...no doubt had some innovations that were more obvious 3 years ago (when I got my 3GS). Nothing against that...good to have competition though.

    I waited for Android to get to this level, and I will be rewarded...I waited for iPhone 5 to have a bigger screen, and I was ultimately disappointed (for months beforehand as we all knew).
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3...hopefully with a flush, pop-out (chargeable), Bluetooth earpiece!
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    I have a sprint L900 and have the multiview function
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    Note2 is showing jellybean 4.1.1

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