Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was recently made available for purchase in the European stores, but now the South Koreans have released a software update that brings the highly anticipated split screen multitasking feature. Therefore, if you want the Multi View feature on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you will have to upgrade it to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
Multi View allows the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users to simultaneously run two applications on the same screen, a feature that gets the most from the powerful hardware and generous 5.5-inch display of the Samsung phablet. Of course, the Multi View feature brought by the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is not supported by all the apps in the Google Play, but the support was extended for most of the Google Apps like GMail, YouTube, Chrome for Android and Talk.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 2 build XXAIJ1 also brings a new baseband and an update for Google Chrome.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was unveiled at IFA Berlin 2012 on August 29th, and it’s the most powerful smartphone of the South Korean company. Galaxy Note 2 boasts a 5.5-inch display with HD Super AMOLED technology and resolution of 1,280×720 pixels.
The mighty phablet is underpinned by a Exynos 4412 SoC with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.6GHz, quad-core Mali 400MP GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The Android Jelly Bean-powered smarphone comes with 16/32/64 GB of internal storage (expandable via miroSD card) and an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, face and smile detection, image stabilization, full HD video recording, plus simultaneous HD video and image capture.
You can either manually flash the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean XXAIJ1 update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or install it via Kies or OTA. To install it OTA you will have to check whether it software update is available for your device by heading to Settings > About Device > Software Update. If for some reason the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is not available for your Galaxy Note 2 yet, you can flash it manually using this tutorial.