Yesterday, a minor update to the Galaxy Note N7000 was rolled out to unlocked units giving the handset the latest 4.0.4 version.
The 178MB update for the N7000 or HSPA+ variant is said to feature numerous bug fixes and some icon changes as well as the ‘Floating Video’ capability. The floating video tech lets you continue to watch your movies and clips while doing something else on the phone with the help of a mini pop-up player.
This feature was first debuted on the SGS3 when it was unveiled, it didn’t really spark much attention since the consumers thought of it as ‘more of a gimmick’ but it can be really helpful if you’re trying to keep an eye out on your little ones at home through a web CCTV camera.
Users who have already received the update via Kies or flashed it on their devices have all reported that the firmware is said to be a lot smoother than the 4.0.3 batch of ICS rom such as the LPY, LPF and LA-R7/8/9. Some of them encountered problems with radio signals though, the one thing that users would really like to know is this: does the LRG rom still have the eMMC brick bug?
Some if you may not know this but the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 for the N7000 has a bug wherein it permanently damages the internal eMMC storage of the phone causing it to brick when a system factory/cache wipe is initiated. Many users have already encountered this and some of the folks I know on XDA Developer forums have already faced the same fate but Samsung was kind enough to repair their phones which are still under warranty which means they’re already aware of this issue and they’re doing something about it — silently.
Some N70000 Notes here in our country have actually originated from United Kingdom, the European regions are always the early adopters of Samsung’s latest firmware updates, such a completely rational reason to be jealous don’t you think?
Editor’s Note: My Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 got the update yesterday but forgot to take note that it was the 4.0.4. I am now able to do the Pop-up Play feature and some of the bugs I’ve encountered on the handset are now gone. – Yuga