Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Debuts: MWC
The tablet is preloaded with applications and features an updated S Pen that doesn't need to touch the screen in order to select programs or content.BARCELONA, Spain—Consumer electronics giant and Apple rival Samsung officially took the wraps off its 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0, which features multi-window options to split the portable screen and allow access to a number of live applications. Also included is a new generation of Samsung's intelligent S Pen with advanced usability, access to a suite of S Note templates and tools that allow users to create, edit, manage and share everyday documents, and a "reading mode" technology to enjoy e-books with optimized resolution, video and voice calls. The tablet is also pre-loaded with content and apps, including upgraded Chat-On, which provides instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats, including images, video, voice and contacts. Awesome Note, an integrated application introduced in an Android tablet for the first time with Note 8.0, is capable of unlimited note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. With Flipboard, news, social network and other feeds come together in a flippable format. Flipboard developed a customized version of its application exclusively for Samsung that allows users to take the S Pen's hover feature and preview article headers beneath Flipboard's main screen tiles. Finally, Smart Remote gives users a universal remote control and electronic programming guide allowing users to manage TV and video watching.
The Dual View feature gives users two multi-window options that allow the user to facilitate multi-screen usage. Dual View's split screen accommodates operation of different applications, such as launching the S Note on the Web browser screen and allowing content to be resized, dragged and dropped as required. In addition, Pop Up Note allows users to access S Note at any time to keep track of actions, while Pop Up Video lets users can keep surfing the web whilst chatting; content windows can be easily by pinching to enlarge or reduce size.