Galaxy Note Android 4.0.4 Update Brings PopUp Play And Ability To Unlock The Device Using A Custom Signature

Apart from rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for a bunch of its handsets and tablet, Samsung also started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note. While the Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy S2 does not bring any major changes or features, the Korean company has included some new features for the Android 4.0.4 update of the Galaxy Note.

The Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Note brings with it Samsung Galaxy S3’s PopUp Play feature. This feature will allow Note users to play a video on their phone in a floating window, while they message their friend or browse the internet. Perfect for the big screen of the Galaxy Note!

Apart from this, the update also brings the ability to unlock the phone using a custom signature, which makes use of the S-Pen that Samsung has bundled with the phablet. Definitely a unique way to unlock your Note! The update is available in certain regions of the world via Samsung’s KIES software.

While all these new features will definitely please a lot of Galaxy Note users, I’m not sure what Galaxy S2 owners will feel about it. The Galaxy S2 was and still is one of Samsung’s hottest selling handset, and the company never really added any new or noteworthy feature when it updated the handset to Ice Cream Sandwich. On the other hand, Galaxy Note owners first got access to a premium suite of apps with ICS and now PopUp Play along the ability to unlock their device using a custom signature with the Android 4.0.4 update.

A guide to manually install the update on your Galaxy Note can be found here.

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  • Aayush

    Hi Rajesh,
    Is this update available in India..?
    Actually I have Galaxy note updated to 4.0.3 which has some sleep mode and battery drain problem..
    Some users on Internet report that it may be resolved in 4.0.4…
    So Is this available in India?

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  • Please tell me when the 4.0.4 update rolls out in INDIA coz this wifi freeze bug on 4.0.3 is getting to my nerves…. pls pls inform or post wen it arrives for the samsung galaxy s2!!!!:)


  • Feroz Kazi

    Do this new update solve the battery problem that we face after upgrade to 4.0.3?

  • Any idea when will it be available in Pakistan? I’m having some issues on 4.0.3 . Let’s hope 4.0.4 is as awesome as expected.

  • Dr ghule

    I got ics 4.04 for galaxy note via kies on 6 aug midnight

  • Alkesh

    Update brings new Pop Up Play feature and this is really nice. But the Wi-Fi radio on Samsung is pretty bad. When other phones show 4-5 bars on Wi-Fi, Note would usually show 1-2 bars. Is this a bug and do they plan to fix this?