Texas-based carrier AT&T reportedly started rolling out an update that would bring the multi-window feature to its Galaxy Note 2 devices. This is, of course, good news to all Note 2 owners under the umbrella of AT&T but the fact is, it is the fourth major carrier to roll out this update. Many were actually expecting to receive firmware update last month because rumors about it started to build up on November 5th…or even earlier.
Engadget reported on the 26th that AT&T allegedly confirmed through email that an update will be rolled today. Some owners have successfully updated their device confirming reports about this update. The carrier didn’t release information whether the update will be done in phases or not. However, since there are owners who cannot pull the update down, it seems like that’s what AT&T is doing to minimize stress in its servers.
Reports indicate that the update is being rolled out over-the-air and not via Samsung KIES. More often owners will receive notifications but they are also advised to manually check for it by going to Settings => About phone. It is said to be a minor update that brings along a few features and bug fixes so owners should not expect a huge bump to their current firmware.
Android system natively support multi-tasking but the multi-window feature allows users to run two apps simultaneously. Basically, this makes Note 2 with its 5.5-inch display more like a tablet than a smartphone as it brings true multitasking to smaller screens.
This update is part of Samsung’s ultimate plan to bring the latest version of Android to its devices as well as stuff them with many features as possible. Since the roll out has already been started, owners who are not yet getting notifications or still cannot find new updates should not worry as it will eventually arrive. It may take just a few days before all Galaxy Note 2 devices under AT&T network will be getting this update.