Sprint adds Multi Window View to Galaxy Note 2

Starting today, the carrier will begin issuing a software update to Samsung's Android smartphone that brings a number of new features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Just two weeks after it introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 , Sprint has begun issuing a software update for the king-size smartphone. A posting on the carrier's forum indicates that the update features a number of minor changes affecting various aspects of the user experience.

Most notable among the changes is Multi Window View, a feature that lets the user run and view two applications at the same time. Considering how much real estate the Galaxy Note II provides, this will likely be an oft-used and welcome addition for many.

Other details found in the change log include GPS lock settings for administrators, an e-mail default for when in no coverage/Airplane mode, and an audible text notification while in calls.

The update, which begins today, should be wrapped in the next few days. If you're a Sprint subscriber with a brand-new Galaxy Note 2, you're advised to keep an eye on your notification bar over the coming week.

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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