Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen SDK version 2.2 now available; brings improvements to hovering, drawing and more

by: Robert NelsonOctober 9, 2012

Samsung has recently released an update for their S Pen SDK. And while this one is not something that the end user will need to pay direct attention to, it should lead to some eventual improvements for the end user. Well, specifically for the end user that happens to be sporting a Galaxy Note. This of course, includes the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 as well as the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

The latest release of the S Pen SDK has arrived as v2.2 and along with the new version number, developers will have lots of improvements to existing features as well as some fixes for the bugs that were showing up in v2.1. Some of the feature improvements deal with hovering and drawing-related features.

Samsung also changed the sample app for developers. The sample app was previously sample apps. As in more than one app. Beginning with the S Pen SDK v2.2, Samsung now has one app that breaks the new features down in a list format. Some of the items demonstrated in this sample app include changing hover points, linking hover and pop-up windows.

Some of these perks will be available for all Galaxy Note devices and some of the S Pen SDK v2.2 features are limited to specific devices. An interesting and speculative comment here, Samsung often commented about specific items begin available for the “Note 2 or later” which seems to imply they plan to continue the Note lineup. Possible with a Note 3 sometime in the future. Of course, we have already seen rumors of another Galaxy Note tablet. One that could compete with the 7-inch Nexus 7.

  • Quryous

    A 7″ note would be too big for a phone, and too small for a tablet. I’d prefer a 10 to 12″ version of Note for that.

  • pinkydee

    I love my note!! The size doesn’t bother me. It fits in my bag! I can do what I need on it without any problems. The Facebook app is crap and does nothing but crash but that’s the app not the phone. I love using the S Pen but I do you the keypad more as the pen struggles to read my hand writing. Maybe they could invent something were the phone learns your hand writing and understands what your putting after you’ve used a word once.