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That Android 4.1.2 update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that has been making the rounds across T-Mobile U.S. and elsewhere over the last couple of weeks is finally finding its way to Canadians. The big feature here is split-screen multi-window support, which helps GNote 2 owners to be extra productive. Positions can be switched around, and videos can be popped out from the multi-window view so you can make use of the gigantic screen when you need it. Many of those on the west coast will also be happy to hear about the inclusion of simplified Chinese language support. 

Currently the Galaxy Note 2 is available on all three of the big carriers, as well as WIND and Mobilicity. Any Canadian Galaxy Note 2 owners out there? Are you seeing the update yet? Samsung has told us that the update should be available sometime this week, though timing will vary by carrier.  

 

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Samsung Canada announces Galaxy Note 2 multi-window support

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Ha, "Many of those on the west coast will also be happy to hear about the inclusion of simplified Chinese language support"

French people have Quebec, Chinese people have British Columbia.

That reminds me with "UBC = University of Billion Chinese"

I am in Calgary Alberta and no update as of yet..I am with Rogers.... will my data plan be affected as in will I be charged for the data that is used to apply the update???

Probably yes but u should be getting a warning that tells u if u can to use wifi to apply the update, I am pretty sure there are wifi hot spots u can use wifi. So it shouldn't be an issue.

"That Android 4.1.2 update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that has been making the rounds across T-Mobile U.S." .. ??

Thats a little incorrect. We received the multi-window update which is still apart of 4.1.1. The 4.1.2 update for Tmo US is still in the works.

GNote2 on Telus in BC, no update. I'd say next week at absolute best.

Samsung Canada is not your typical Samsung. It's possibly understaffed and certainly poorly managed. The AT&T SGH-i317 has had the 4.1.2 update for weeks now and it is identical to the Canadian variant of the Note 2.

It's almost like Samsung Canada is the same bunch that ran it before their mobile game became huge.

TVs and fancy Washer/Dryer's that do not require any long term planning or maintenance are easy to sell/service which is why it never mattered before.

Now that people are relying on Samsung a service company with these Android updates, Samsung Canada is really showing they are not up to the task in their present configuration.

Absolutely, Samsung Canada is pathetic at best. That or Samsung just doesn't care about Canada, which is what my money is on. We have yet to see the Samsung SmartDock, been on backorder since December 1st. Absolute joke.

In Ontario, with Rogers, no update. Got the smartdock two weeks ago. Had ordered it through Amazon.com, which was on back order as well.

Great device... have the dock hooked up to my LED TV, with wireless keyboard and wireless trackball. One of the few devices that I have purchased where I have been like, "wow, this is cool".

Agreed.

Samsung Canada has no excuse why it's been this delayed. This is my first Android phone and the only thing I've been left disappointed with is how long it takes for updates to be released.

I wish Samsung would do like Apple and post a do not touch policy on the OS. With Apple you can update immediately. With Android it has to go through the company and then the carrier. I understand the company since each device is different, but no way the carrier should touch it.

If we don't get this by next week I'll definitely be rooting. Only thing stopping me from rooting is how close this update is to coming out.