With the Samsung Galaxy Note II You can Open Multiple Windows [Video]
by Jacqueline Lawson
Personal Media Consultant
One of the cool features I like about the Samsung Note II is the ability to view two windows at the same time on one screen. No other smartphone, that I know of, offers that feature. It is one of the many reasons why I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
If you watched the Super Bowl, then you had to have seen the Samsung multi-window commercial. Let me add that it’s not nice to take credit for work you did not produce! Anyway, I have made a video demonstrating how the cool feature works.
VERIZON LIMITS APPS
The pullout tool bar function is loaded with default apps: Gallery, Messaging, Internet, Email, S Note, Polaris Office and Video Player. I have searched the Internet trying to find a way to change the default apps to the ones I use the most, like Twitter and Facebook. I spoke to Ms. Keke, a Verizon technical support rep, who informed me that Verizon does not allow for users to change those apps, no matter how hard you try they can not be changed.
Rooting the smartphone is the possible way to allow access to change the default Multi-windows. What is rooting? Simply put, hacking into the operating system to disconnect the phone from its mothership. I am not talking about Funkadelic and the Mothership Connection! In this case, Verizon. If you root your smartphone, they will know and if something goes wrong, they will not provide technical support.
So for you techies that feel like you can not wait for the Verizon to provide a multi-window function upgrade in the future, you root at your own risks. In the meantime, I plan to enjoy have two windows open at the same time with my Samsung Galaxy Note II!
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