International Galaxy Note receives minor update with some major changes

Samsung has just released a so-called minor update for the Galaxy Note for our international Android family members. The update takes G Note owners from ICS 4.0.3 to 4.0.4. Along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements are two pretty wicked additions to the software.

First up is the POPup Play feature that was seen at the GS III announcement which enables users to have a video playing while being able to have access to other apps and such at the same time. It’s a really awesome feature for those of us that want to check that email or text that just arrived but don’t want to stop the cinematic action.

The second feature is the Signature Unlock function where one can just simply sign their name using Sammy’s S Pen to gain access to their phone content, taking the place of the traditional PIN or Pattern Lock security features.

So there you have it folks. Not a bad update, indeed. The update is now available OTA or can be downloaded via Samsung Kies desktop software. Let us know what you think when you get the goods!

source: samsungmobile

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  • aarondmd

    there’s no update on my kies yet. is it available via OTA?

    • Oni

      Use KIES, I downloaded the 404 not from OTA.

  • Lola

    I updated my GNote via kies. I love the signature to unlock feature, it’s really cool, and it has a setting that allows you to set the signature accuracy level to low, medium or high. I have yet to figure out the pop up play thingy. But there is a new widget as well, “sound play”…..it acts like shazam where it listens to a song then opens a link to buy the song….pretty cool. I did read earlier that the update seems to have rolled to German notes first, mine is from Germany.