BARCELONA, Spain Consumer electronics giant Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, which provides multi-screen functionality to view Internet pages, videos or other applications side-by-side while writing or sketching ideas. The tablet features S Note, a tool that lets users combine notes or sketches with Web content, images and other digital media into the users own personalized storyboards.
It is designed to give users a new way to create stories, as S Note provides various ready-to-use templates for meeting minutes, recipes, cards, diaries, magazines and more. Also, hand-drawn geometric shapes can be digitized by using the Shape Match function, which helps users create more organized idea sketches and storyboards. By using the S Note's integrated knowledge search engines, users can search, obtain information, and drag and drop the cropped images and content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) connectivity. It also boasts real-time video streaming and full high-definition video playback. The tablets innovative S Pen is completely integrated into the device's original applications. It provides enhanced pressure sensitivity, accuracy and control when editing or writing, providing an analog pen writing experience on a digital device.
The company is also touting the Galaxy Note 10.1 as enabling a learning experience. Students can watch a lecture live-streamed on video while writing down comments on S Note, research a college essay on the Web while taking notes or read a full e-textbook while annotating it. Similar to the Shape Match, Formula Match function helps to correct and digitize formulas hand-drawn with S Pen.
In addition, users can employ PC-like premium photo editing and drawing experiences with Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas. Photoshop Touch lets users transform images with core Photoshop features and combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits, apply professional effects and more. Adobe Ideas is a drawing tool that allows users to sketch ideas, choose color themes and import images. Both are specially optimized for S pen and are pre-loaded on Galaxy Note 10.1.
"Galaxy Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully usable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life's demanding taskswhether working, learning or simply creating their own stories," said JK Shin, president of IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics. "With Galaxy Note 10.1, we are demonstrating Samsung's commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users that enable them to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives."