Samsung Delivers Galaxy Note II Split-Screen Update

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It was only three days ago when we heard about some incomplete software on Samsung’s Galaxy Note II as it was shipping to new owners; despite Samsung promoting a multi-app split-screen interface, the feature appeared to be entirely absent from the phone’s software. At the time, we wondered when Samsung might get around to issuing a software update to add the missing ability, assuming it would at all. Well, it turns out we hardly had to wait at all, and Samsung is already providing Note IIs with an update to bring the phone the promised split-screen mode.

System software XXALIJ1 is on its way currently to Note II handsets, enabling split-screen for a number of apps, including popular Google titles. Considering how quickly Samsung got this update out, it seems quite likely we’ll see the phone arrive in the US later this month with split-screen already present.

It’s still annoying that Samsung sold the Note II in the first place without making it clear that it wouldn’t completely function as advertised, but a quick fix is a good start towards making up for it.

Source: Android Central

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