Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Units Arriving Without Advertised Feature

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which recently launched in the United Kingdom, is apparently arriving to some users without the split screen multitasking feature that Samsung recently displayed in a promo video advertising the 5.5-inch phablet device.

According to users on the XDA Developers forums, by way of PhoneArena, some units of the Galaxy Note 2 that touched down in the United Kingdom are not equipped with the split screen multitasking function that allows users to split the Galaxy Note 2’s giant screen and use two applications at the same time.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Moves Closer to Launch in U.S.

It appears that some units outside of Korea at this point don’t come with the feature baked into the Android software as was advertised. The feature can be seen in action in the video below.

It’s unclear just how Samsung plans to remedy the issue, if it plans to do that at all. We assume that it will likely issue a software update at some point in the near future but at this point, the company remains mum about the whereabouts of the feature on its brand new phablet device.

This could also mean that the United States bound Galaxy Note 2, which will likely be announced on October 24th, might come without the feature baked in as well. We imagine that it likely will have the feature on board as it won’t arrive for a few weeks or more but at this point, nothing is certain.


The Galaxy Note 2 will likely hit the U.S. on October 24th.

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to touch down in the U.S. on October 24th with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular all slated to launch the device on their networks.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Launch Coming October 24th.

Several Galaxy Note 2 models bound for the U.S. were pushed through the FCC recently which means that a release is likely coming up very soon. If not by the end of October, then November at the very latest.

The Galaxy Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch HD display, a quad-core processor, 4G LTE speeds – even on T-Mobile which doesn’t have a 4G LTE network yet, S-Pen support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.