There's no denying that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is a nice piece of kit, featuring a quad-core Exynos processor, a plentiful 2GB of RAM and most importantly, a Wacom digital stylus; however, there are many other points of differentiation for tablets right now, such as keyboard attachments, high-resolution screens, bleeding edge processors and even Windows 8, bringing significant software functionality.
It's with this in-mind that Samsung has been working hard to continue to play on the Note's unique selling-point, its stylus. In the next update, to be released soon, Samsung will move to the 'butter smooth' Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, which should have a significant impact on a digitizer product, with high accuracy and high responsiveness, where judders are at their most noticeable. Samsung isn't stopping here, however.
Introducing 'Premium Suite', Samsung's new coinage for a package of improvements/additions to the S Pen experience. You'll want to watch the video above to truly understand what these new features are going to offer, however here's a brief breakdown:
- Enhanced Multi Window (more multi view apps, 16 simultaneously, dynamic resizing, moving and pinning)
- Air View (hovering of S Pen above the screen can be used for tool-tips and content previews)
- Easy Clip (cut and paste content by drawing around it in applications such as the web-browser)
- Quick Command (S Pen gesture to perform an operation)
- Photo Note (write notes and ideas on the back of a digital photo)
- Paper Artist (fun photo sketch app)
- Enhanced S Note (new default presets, paper transition effect, usability tweaks and more note templates)