Samsung Galaxy Note 2 set for innovative apps

By Alan Ng - Nov 20, 2012

If you are a happy Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owner and are running the latest software version on your device, there’s a good chance that you have already had a chance to preview the impressive multi window features that some carriers in the US recently made available in recent updates.

The multi window feature allows true multitasking on that gorgeous 5.5-inch display and lets users bring up two core windows which they can run two apps simultaneously, switching between each one with ease or just letting the two apps run for however long they want.

This feature isn’t available for all Galaxy Note 2 owners yet, but we’ve just heard that the multi-window mode is set to get even better, with Samsung updating the official S-Pen SDK to version 2.2.5, which will now allow developers to create new and innovative apps that specifically make use of the multi-window feature.

If you consider yourself to be a decent software maker on the Android platform, you can proceed to Samsung’s website here and try out the new S-Pen SDK for yourself. Samsung also makes a note to say on their website that the new multi-window feature is dependent on whether carriers have enabled it or not. We told you here how Sprint had already given users this feature in a recent update, while there are also whispers that the multi-window feature will ship with the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 out of the box as well – whenever Verizon decides to release it of course.

The question is though, what custom apps would you like to be able to use which feature integration with the multi-window? It’s early days yet, but we have already seen some underground tinkering with the multi-window feature. A new mod for the Galaxy Note 2 on Sprint adds a lot more multi-window compatibility, than what Samsung initially offer natively. Using the mod, you’ll be able to add any app into the multi-window feature, not just the ones that Samsung has official support for.

Is the multi-window feature on the Galaxy Note 2 receiving daily usage from you, or are you waiting for developers to add some innovative new apps first?

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