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Galaxy Note 2 on Sprint gets big feature update

If you are already the proud owner of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you are about to be very pleased, with the confirmation of a new software update coming your way. Sprint customers will be getting first dibs on the update ahead of AT&T and Verizon and there is one feature in particular that is well worth the update.

If you haven’t received an OTA update notification to install on the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 yet, don’t worry as the update is still rolling out in gradual stages. Customers will need to be on the current L900VPALJ1 version and the new update will bring you to the updated version of L900VPALJC.

You can check to see what version your handset is currently on, by heading into your settings and then the about device menu. From there you will be able to see the baseband version and if you have the first build as listed above, then the new version could be ready right now.

The update will bring minor tweaks such as various GPS lock settings when using the device as an administrator. There’s also a change to your email app, as emails will not go to your outbox when you have no signal or on an airplane. The main feature that will really excite you though, is the fact that the Sprint version will now get the multi-window mode, allowing users to display two apps at once, side by side.

It’s not the most amazing update by any means, but new functionality is great and we bet that most Sprint Note 2 users are going to find the multi app feature very useful on that gorgeous 5.5-inch display. Once you have the update installed, simply press down the menu key to bring up the multitasking window.

From there you can switch between apps as you please, but now you can hold one and drag it into the homescreen whilst another is open – giving you the new two app window interface – it looks and functions very nicely indeed. We’ve added a video below, letting you see this specific feature for yourself.

For now, only Sprint users can enjoy this. There is no timeline for when AT&T and Verizon will provide this, but hopefully it won’t be too long. Let us know if you have the update already and your initial thoughts on the new multi window feature.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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