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Updated S Pen SDK to make the “old” Galaxy Note new

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Alongside the introduction of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung has announced the availability of a new Software Development Kit for the S Pen. Versions 2.2 of the S Pen SDK should help developers bring several features found on the Galaxy Note 2 to other S Pen-touting devices, the original Note included. The updated SDK contains new UX scenario, context awareness, and expanded drawing tools.

Galaxy Note 2 ‘first hands-on’ video rolled out by Samsung

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by 1 year ago
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Samsung has made a splash at IFA 2012 with its new Android products, the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Camera, albeit it’s the former that we’re mostly interested in these days. We have thoroughly covered the new phablet for you here at Android Authority from day one, as we’re present in Berlin, Germany to bring you all the hot sauce from the European trade show, but now it’s time to look at an “official” Galaxy Note 2 hands-on. Samsung has posted the “first hands-on” video of the Galaxy Note 2 on YouTube – although we had ours on…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Galaxy Note (original)

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Ok, so the Samsung Unpacked event is now underway and the South Korean giant has finally officially announced the Galaxy Note 2 phablet, a device that has stirred the interest of the entire online tech media, as well as that of Android and Samsung fans from all around the globe. You can catch all the bits and pieces of information around the Galaxy Note 2 using the link here, or take a shot at winning a Galaxy Note 2 via our giveaway, but in the context of this VS article, it suffices to say that the Smartphone Santa wasn’t kind…

Official: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 specs announced, to be released by the end of the month

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Six months after it was first announced, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been officially launched today. The device went through too many changes and false launches, but finally today Samsung has revealed the official specs of the Note 10.1, as well as an approximate release date. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available starting this month globally, in three versions: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi plus HSPA+, and a Wi-Fi plus LTE version that will arrive a bit later in the year. While Samsung has failed to provide clear market breakdowns or pricing details, we expect that the price will be…

Best Android apps for your Samsung Galaxy Note’s S Pen

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by 2 years ago
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The Samsung Galaxy Note, with its huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen and innovative S Pen, has catapulted its way to success and becoming the world’s first phablet/phoneblet. With the responsive and accurate movement of the S Pen, users can do a lot more things than just pointing and clicking buttons.  In fact, we found the S Pen so powerful that it can provide new ways to capture and create ideas. With the introduction of new applications that are tailor-made for the S Pen, or can put it to really great use, the Galaxy Note truly becomes more than just…

Next-gen S Pen stylus pen already in the works?

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by 2 years ago
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One of the famous comments made by the late Steve Jobs in a Q&A session when the first iPad was launched was “[…] if you see a stylus, they blew it.” He was not a fan of stylus use on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and therefore you don’t see such accessories coming by default with iOS devices, even though they’re available from third parties, and tend to be quite celebrated and sought after for many diverse reasons. However, that does not mean other mobile device makers can’t come up with some interesting stylus-based functionalities for smartphones and tablets,…

Is the Galaxy Note 2 going to be released this fall?

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Because it hasn’t been more than a few months since the Galaxy Note was launched in US, you may be inclined to believe that the Galaxy Note 2 will be launched in 2013. But if we go back, we see that the first Galaxy Note was announced in September at IFA in Berlin, and then less than 2 months later it was released to the public in Europe, at the end of October. These next-gen devices tend to be released about a year later compared to their predecessors. By now, most manufacturers should be able to make next-gen devices even…