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Samsung’s Android 4.0.4 updating spree continues, with today’s news that the international Galaxy Note (that’s the one with GT-N7000 on the box) has also been bumped from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 (build IMM76D to be precise). The update to the newer version of Ice Cream Sandwich brings with it a couple of interesting new software additions from Samsung, too.

First up, the Pop-up Play feature from the Galaxy S III, which allows videos to be played in a window over the top of existing apps, has been ported to the Note in the new software update. And “signature unlock” has been introduced as a new unlock method, whereby you can sign your name on the screen using the S Pen instead of using PIN or pattern unlock. Aside from that, Android 4.0.4 itself is a pretty minor update to ICS, and we wouldn’t expect too many major changes, besides the usual performance tweaks and bug fixes.

The Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Note is available now on unlocked German handsets, and other territories should start seeing it in the days and weeks ahead. German Note users will be able to pick up the update to the new XXLRG firmware versionover the air, or through Samsung’s Kies desktop software. If you’ve already got yours, hit the comments and let us know how you’re getting on.

Source: XDA, SamMobile; Thanks, @android_indian

 
There are 6 comments

wow cant wait

hollandvolvo says:

Figures the Captivate Glide is last to get ICS.......Maybe they are saving the best for last.

scaots says:

Pop up video will be cool to try.

Does the international note have Gdrive integration for Smemo like the ATT update?

scaots says:

...for reference, I checked and both SMemo and Snote apps have sync with Google Drive options. This makes these apps way more useful to have content backed up and accessible from pc.

n-strike says:

No Pop-Up Play on the AT&T version?

adlad says:

Dont upgrade!!! I have an unlocked Galaxy Note N7000 and did the 4.0.4 upgrade last night via Kies. There is a major bug in the software that screwed with the GSM radio and has locked my phone again rendering it useless. I now have to send it off to Samsung.