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Android 4.0.4 comes to international Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3 floating video feature thrown in as bonus

July 13, 2012

With most Galaxy Note owners having already gotten their Ice Cream Sandwich treat (including Canadian Note owners), what new software update could Samsung possible be rolling out for the phablet? Wishful thinkers may hope to find some delightful jelly beans, but it’s actually only version 4.0.4 of ICS.

Galaxy Note owners in Germany first reported the Android 4.0.4 update, but it has since reached other regions such as several South East Asian countries.

Aside from the usual bug fixes, the XXLRG update also comes with signature unlock (by using the S Pen), new icons and a new restart button. Those who have received the new firmware reported their device performing faster. But that’s not all — because the update also brings Pop-up Play to the Note, which can be natively found only on Samsung Galaxy S3.

Just a brief reminder about the Pop-up Play: once the feature is activated, you can hover the video player over other running applications. Need to fire up some emails, but don’t want to miss out a particular scene on the video you’re watching – no problem.

It’s still unknown when the Android 4.0.4 update will reach other regions. We’ll update you once we hear more from Samsung. Else, you can head to XDA-Developers for instructions on how to unofficially apply the new firmware.