Multi-window coming to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 December 19

by: Kristofer WoukDecember 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

One of the coolest features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, multi-window, still isn’t available with some carriers. T-Mobile users will be the next to get the feature, with a software update arriving Wednesday, December 19th.

The update brings the Galaxy Note 2 to Android version 4.1.1 / baseband version T889UVALK8. In addition to adding multi-window, the software update fixes a few issues. The bug where Exchange calendar events wouldn’t show up in the Calendar app has been fixed, as has the issue where users were unable to swipe through Gmail messages.

When the update rolls out, it will be available either via an over the air update or via Samsung Kies. Most users will likely find it easier to use the OTA method. To check on your device, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If the update is available, simply follow the on-screen prompts until your device reboots.

If this method fails to work, the slightly more complicated method of using Kies should work for you. For detailed instructions on both methods of installing the update, check the T-Mobile link in the sources section below.

Have you used the multi-window feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Did you find yourself using it often, or did you ignore it?

  • Michael

    is at&t next?

  • Michael

    Author don’t you mean the T-Mobile update will be 4.1.2
    I have 4.1.1 on at&t and it doesn’t have multi-window


      What’s really sad is T-Mo’ and AT&T released this without Multi Windows. Thank GOD I’m on Verizon; I had Multi Windows on day 1!!

  • Randi Joyner

    I need something new on the AT&T 4GLTE network (contract expiring), so I’m looking at the Note 2. Not sure I need the multiple windows; I’m already ADD enough. As a graphic designer who scribbles on the go, I’m putting the G Note 2 on my list, but it’s heavy. Too bad we can’t order custom-made phones!