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Posted Nov 6, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 MultiView firmware - WHEN?

 

Phonedog review of actual AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Nov, 5, 2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr5I16_L23o&feature=player_embedded

 

When will AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 recieve the MultiView firmware update?

 

Other USA carriers have either already released this important update (Sprint) - or will ship with the MutliView Update preloaded (Verizon)

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Dec 27, 2012 6:37:21 AM
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Can someone confirm that this update doesn't mess the phone up? At&T has a history of making updates mess up phones..

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kenrimple wrote:
I am more interested in AT&T actually giving us real information. The frustration here wouldn't exist if they took the time to explain their plans. Carriers are still locked in the "we are in charge" way of working with subscribers. Someday I hope laws will be passed to put choice back into the hands of consumers.

If we had a truly free marketplace we wouldn't be stuck with this lack of response.

Agreed.

 

I don't think it's about 'we are in charge' though. It's a buisness decision, for the most part. Or in some cases it may be code development and test delays for whatever reason. WIth this particular update, it's not a security critical update. So, perhaps it's not a huge priority for AT&T, unless they decide to use it for marketing purposes to sell more Note 2's.

 

I agree with the free marketplace, but I think you have it backwards...less laws or laws that modify existing laws in order to allow for efficiecy and reduced costs are warrented, NOT more laws (hey, let's start with healthcare and remove laws that prevent cross-state insurance, among other ridiuclous, restrictive laws that were passed back in 2010).

 

But, that (the free market) has nothing to do with AT&T's lack of response or any responses.

 

You have a choice to go to other carriers. And I would hope the market allows for more carriers, if they so choose to join the fray.

 

Again, though...totally agreed that we are all frustrated, and perhaps the recent Endgaget news is something to be optimistic about.

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Dec 27, 2012 8:40:00 AM
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lmt1718 wrote:

I also found this from a Google alert sent to my Email. Android Authority has always given me the most accurate information. This is a over the air update and there unaware if it is gonna be rolled out in phases or all at once. I know I just did a check for an update with no luck and I'm unable to check again for 24 hours I'll keep you's posted. Please let us know if you received your update yet. I'm a lot more happier knowing that it is coming and I'll do fine until the update reaches my phone. Not sure if this Forum helped or the calls to the BBB that I know some of you guys did or the call after call from all of us directly to AT&T but it's coming and I'm excited.  

 

http://www.androidauthority.com/att-galaxy-note-2-multi-window-update-coming-december-27-no-android-...

 

AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active “windows” creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27.

 


Sounds hopeful. Agreed, I'd rather hear this from reliable sources, as a few people have recently cited.

 

I am sure the update was in the works anyway. Complaints are fine...but, it didnt take THAT long, in the scheme of things and it was just unfortunate that we had to be the last US carrier to get it. Again, it wasn't a security/critical update.

 

The sources that seem to be fronts, are the ones to NOT be trusted...originally checking for Note 2 release rumors was annoying due to sites like PC-Tablet.com.

 

I think those sites are paid or whatnot...some promote Apple, some promote specific Android devices. Just good to know your sources.

 

But, yes...this seems like good news. A bunch of decent to reputable rumor/news sites are now reporting the rollout, as you can see from doing a news search on it today. Cool.

 

It will take time...think of how many customers it has to go to. Just like Sprint, etc. But, at least good news. Kudos to those who posted it!

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Here is a list -from someone who posted on Android Central forums- of possible features in addition to enabling Samsung's Multi-task/Multi-window feature:

 

http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-galaxy-note-2/238649-multi-view-update-december-27th.html#post247...

 

 

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Dec 27, 2012 11:27:13 AM
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Im downloading it now!!!!!!!!!

 

You can just move your date out one day then search for update again. and it will start

 

WOO HOO

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Dec 27, 2012 11:29:24 AM
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Edited by raiu on Dec 27, 2012 at 11:31:35 AM

How do you move the date? Never mind, figured that out

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Dec 27, 2012 11:30:12 AM
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Edited by Echenberg on Dec 27, 2012 at 11:31:17 AM

no need...now downloading    178.92 MB

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Dec 27, 2012 11:30:25 AM
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I'm downloading it now, too! Someone on a tech site just finished the download, and posted a screenshot of his AT&T Note II being updated to Android 4.1.2! I'm only at 36% so I can't wait!

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Dec 27, 2012 12:13:58 PM
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Edited by Khemistry on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:15:31 PM

I am updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with multi-window!!!

 

Jelly Bean Update.jpg

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Edited by lee1001 on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:24:00 PM

Khemistry, I just looked at your screen shots. What happened to the Bluetooth and all the other toggle switches? Does it still scroll?

Also, are there any problems with the phone now that you installed the update? How is battery life compared to 4.1.1? Did you factory reset before or after you updated?

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Edited by Khemistry on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:26:27 PM

I just installed this update. You're asking me questions that would require me having this updated device for 24 hours or more. And, as is have been since forever, the toggles scroll. All of the toggles can't appear in one screenshot.

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Dec 27, 2012 12:28:50 PM
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Still no blocking mode toggle or notifications toggle though :smileysad:

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Dec 27, 2012 12:29:01 PM
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Well, please do let me know after that time, if you can! :smileyhappy:

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Dec 27, 2012 12:29:44 PM
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Did yours hang at the Galaxy note 2 screen?

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Dec 27, 2012 12:35:32 PM
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Sync button is gone......

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It wont let me push my date back when it do it double the hours I got to wait

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I heard that this was out the door somewhere...the 'sync' toggle. I forget the rationale, but it seemed fine when I read it at the time, if I recall.

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Dec 27, 2012 12:44:07 PM
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Yeah, sucks i turned mine off before I updated and had to go an add a widget using HD widgets to get my accounts to sync again.

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lol, live wallpaper froze will not restart. Figured somthing wouldnt work. Going to do a factory reset when I get home.

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yeah that sucks...

 

if you do that, it wipes everything right? so you have to restore apps thru google play, etc? restore home screen setup + widgets? etc?

 

I guess i can backup and restore that data that i REALLY need to and leave the rest to do what it wants.

 

One should try it at least, to see how annoying it would be and prepare for such a scenario, for any occasion :smileyhappy:

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Dec 27, 2012 12:55:18 PM
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Yes, and always be prepared to need to do a factory reset.

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Dec 27, 2012 1:07:02 PM
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Just updated my Galaxy Note 2 with an Over the air update (no kies).

4.1.2

Milti-Window

Notification Panel changed This is a small gripe but now I have to scroll to turn on/off Bluetooth, and can't customize it like in this video:

http://youtu.be/0qyijcTeHcU

 

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Dec 27, 2012 1:27:25 PM
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Downloaded my update

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Where is the notification panel in settings so we can change the notifications are is that just for the international note 2

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Edited by cathy2981 on Dec 27, 2012 at 3:25:12 PM

We waited for just the multi view

 

WHERE is the toggle notification customization.

 

What the[Please keep it courteous] is wrong with att!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

im so frickin angry

 

178 mb just for multi view???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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I would agree with kenrimple. Look AT&T thinks this is the 90s where the carrier basically controlled the dumb phone. They want to be more value add and reduce churn, that's fine,but lets be realistic the smartphone off today is basically a PC and AT&T is nothing more than to voice and data carrier.customers are getting more and more frustrated. could you imagine if AT&T had to approve of every windows upgrade? They keep saying this has to do with their network and data integrity but the reality is that they should invest more in protecting their network interfaces and less in meddling with my PC

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Can Somebody list the changes to the Note 2 under 4.1.2??

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Stupid me, I had checked for an update. Then I rolled my clock back. Each time it added 24 hours to the check delay so now I am waiting 45 hours.

What a stupid way to curb updates - a dumb time counter. Anybody know a way to update through kies or something else? My dock is coming tomorrow and I would like to try multi window without waiting until Saturday.

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I posted a link to a screenshot on AC forums on this page, a few posts above. I think it was an article referring to SamMobile. That is Samsungs 'leak' site.

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