Last Updated: November 24th, 2012

When Samsung first launched the Note 10.1, it had some really solid ideas, but didn't do so well with the implementation. Soon after, the company released the the Note II, which improved on how it handled a lot of things that seemed to miss the mark on the Note 10.1 - namely multi-window, which allows more than one application to be run side-by-side.

Good news, though - Sammy just released a video that highlights the upcoming Premium Suite features that will be part of the Jelly Bean update, and it looks like they made a pretty major overhaul to multi-window. Unfortunately, it looks like it will still only work with Samsung proprietary applications, unlike the feature on the Note II that allows any application to run in split-screen mode.

The update will also bring Air View to the Note 10.1, allowing users to get quick previews by hovering the S-Pen over certain elements in the calendar, email, gallery, and more.

The Premium Suite brings many of the Note II's other features to the 10.1, as well - check out the full video below (12 minutes) to get a taste of what else to expect.

Update: Samsung uploaded 5 more videos that concentrate on Easy Clip, Paper Artist, and Photoshop Touch as well as enhanced S Pen and S Note:

For more info on the update, head here.

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  • DArsz

    But its still not 4.2 right? with all that bloatware, this is probably not going to happen anyway. The features are cool, but its way to much, especially since the device itself is not performing like it could be

    • DYNK

      Do you even own a note?
      Even the majority of xda feels the bloatware you were calling is so good there is mo reason to go root/custom rom. 4.2 is so buggy right now as it is. Samsung will update when google is ready. It will peobably be more like 4.2.2 4.2.3

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    I think the feature to run any app in multi-window on the Note 2 comes via a hack, it's not enabled by default.

    • stye

      That's not accurate. Samsung has released a software update for multi-window for the international Note 2 and for 2 of the 4 major US carriers so far.

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        I was talking about the ability to 'run any app', instead of the default setting of only Samsung's and a few apps like the browser being supported. By default, you can't run any third-party app that you wish in multi window. Or can you?

  • Kris

    How long before Apple steals some of these features, then sues Samsung?

  • MrD

    But when???

  • hot_spare

    Note 2 doesn't allow all applications to run in multi-window mode "out-of-box". You can run other apps in multi-window mode using a MOD/tool - http://www.modaco.com/topic/358494-lj1-note-2-multi-window-tool/

    Same is for Note 10.1. 16 apps by default. There is also some toll to add other apps for this feature - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1998133

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  • spydie

    multi-window (4.1.2) still isn't available on Tmo or ATT Note II. I don't even care about buggy 4.2... just give me 4.1.2 (Tmo)

  • http://www.9kizi.com/ 9kizi

    samsung is the leader in smart phone