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General Multi-Window on Verizon Note 2?

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  1. Droid Ninja

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    Will multi-window be available out of the box on the Verizon Note 2?

    And how will it work? Like, can I browse a website and have the youtube app open all on the screen all at the same time?
     

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    Not to sure about it coming pre-loaded but here is the Multi-window in action Galaxy Note 2 multi-window - YouTube
     
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    Yes, it already has it. Verified it myself last night.

    Yes, it lets you have 2 apps open at the same time. The app selection is very limited right now, it seemed to have less than the videos I've seen.
     
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    Oh so it limits you as to which 2 apps it lets you have open at the same time? That sucks. My dream combo is Chrome/youtube.

    Maybe they will expand the allowed apps or there is a way around it?
     
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    I have a rooted AT&T Galaxy Note 2 running the Saurom ROM and I can use Chrome and YouTube at the same time. It comes with a MultiWindow Control which allows you to add any apps you want to the multi task bar.
     
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    Chrome and YouTube should be two of the apps already in the multiwindow list. It was on mine, though I have the international model.
     
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    Ya, sorry, I can't remember which ones where on the list (too excited to be playing with it).

    I'm sure they'll add more & like hack3rman said - you can add anything to it once rooted.
     
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    I haven't checked on this since getting the att note 2, but am I understanding this correctly:

    Sprint note 2: update released so can do multiscreen.

    Att: disabled at release. Not enabled yet.

    Verizon: enabled on release, but limited apps available for multiscreening.

    Tmobile: like sprint, was disabled at release but update released so can now do multiscreen.
     
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    Correct- that matches my status report Nov 29 2012
     
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    I was fairly shocked when I walked into VZW today and played with the SGN2. Multi windows??? I thought only Sprint had that States-side. I immediately bought it! VZW tramp stamp and all.

    I was hoping teh same was true of screen recording but I can't seem to activate it so I'm assuming that's a no go so far.
     
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    It has multiview, but it is currently limited to the default apps in the bar and some apps in the play store that support it.
     
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    I see what you're saying, I just tried to add Chrome and I can't. Boooo.

    Do the global versions allow you to add any apps to it vs ours?
     
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    Yes, the international version can. I think Sprint just received multiview, they may be able to do it also.
    I think the Verizon version will get that ability in an update.
     
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    I've had my Note2 for over 2 and a half weeks and I never even knew it could do this.. My god this phone never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    US Cellular doesnt have multiview for the Note2 yet except for things that are never used like the phones own video player or Snote.
     
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    There is not a single app that I am interested in using in the Verizon or Sprint versions of Note II MultiWindow or in the Play Store. So for me MultiWindow is currently a totally useless feature that I have disabled in Settings/Display ;)
     
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    There is a thread on xda that has links to several apps that have been modified for multiview.

    Netflix, chrome, and several others are provided.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2024399
     
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    Excellent!!

    Now I have a choice of *2* apps
    - Terminal Emulator and Chrome -
    in MultiWindow. And lots more to come.

    Thank you!
     

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