The Multi-Window multitasking introduced by Samsung on the Galaxy Note 2 is probably one of the most lusted features in the Android community right now. While Samsung originally introduced the feature on the Note 2, it will be bringing the Multi-Window multitasking to the Galaxy S3 and the original Galaxy Note as well via the Android 4.1.2 update. The Galaxy S2, however, will not be getting the Multi-Window multitasking update probably because of its lower resolution screen and small screen size, which makes the multi-window multitasking kind of redundant.
Even then, some of the developers over at XDA forums have managed to port the Multi-Window feature to the Galaxy S2. The mod will only work on the leaked Android 4.12 XXLSJ firmware for the Galaxy S2.
As clear from the screenshot above, the multi-window mod is not really useful on the Galaxy S2 because of the low resolution screen on the device. Even then, the mod does bring you bragging rights and it might just be useful for some people out there.
If you own a Galaxy S2 and are interested in the Multi Window mod, then head over to this thread on XDA forums and flash the attached ZIP file via CWM.
One of the key new features in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the multi-window multi-tasking. This feature allows Note 2 users to simultaneously use two different apps on their device at the same time.
However, the recently released U.S variants of the Galaxy Note 2 from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T lack this feature out of the box. Since, this is a software feature, it is bound to be available to all the U.S variants of the Note 2 down the line via a software update.
Today, Sprint became the first operator to offer this software update to its brand new Note 2 users. Along with multi-window multi-tasking, the update also brings a bunch of other bug-fixes and minor enhancements including GPS improvements and SMS notification improvements.
The update is being rolled out via OTA by Sprint and most users will be automatically notified once the update hits their phone.
It looks like Samsung is not content with the Galaxy S III setting the sales chart on fire. The Korean giant managed to sell more than 6 million Galaxy S3’s in the previous quarter, and is on track to sell more than 10 million units in the on-going quarter. With HTC and LG not able to compete with the Galaxy S3, Samsung definitely is ruling the Android ecosystem, sales wise.
The company now aims to take things to the next level by unveiling the “newest Galaxy device” on August 15th. As of now, it is anyone’s guess as to what Samsung will be unveiling, but there is a strong possibility of the company announcing the Galaxy Note 2.
Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 will sport a 5.5-inch 720p Super-AMOLED HD+ display and will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos SoC along with an ARM-Mali400MP4 GPU.