By Anu Passary | Nov 09, 2012 09:45 AM EST
U.S. users of the Galaxy Note 2 will have much to cheer about as carrier Sprint began rolling out its first software update on Wednesday, Nov. 7, which will now bring the Multi-Window View feature users' way as well as some other improvements.
The Multi-Window View feature enables users to multi-task by letting them run two applications on the same screen simultaneously. The feature adds split-screen functionality to the Galaxy Note 2's 5.5-inch display, making for an uncluttered multi-tasking space.
This feature, for an unknown reason, was omitted from the Galaxy Note 2's firmware for the U.S. variants and will be a welcome addition. The U.S. carriers have remained mum on the omission; however, nearly two weeks post the device's U.S. release, Sprint's version of the Galaxy Note 2 will receive an update which will enable the missing feature.
The over-the-air (OTA) update to the software version L900VPALJC will also bring some additional bug fixes and minor enhancements Sprint users' way. Corporate administrators would now be able to control the GPS lock setting. E-mails would be directed to the Outbox even when sending without any coverage or in the Airplane Mode. Additionally, SMS notifications will beep even when a user in the midst of a phone call.
To check if a Sprint user has received the OTA update go to the About Phone section in the Settings menu and check for available updates. The update may take several minutes to download and for additional help users can check Samsung's support or the Sprint community forum.
The update has been pushed out on Nov. 7; however, Sprint notes that it may take up to five days for the software update to reach all devices.
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