Galaxy Note Tablet Does Tricks IPad Can’t
Galaxy Note Tablet Does Tricks IPad Can’t, Samsung’s new device comes with a stylus and multiscreen functionality. Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 doomed to fail?, When the original 5-inch Galaxy Note was first announced, it was harshly criticized for its larger-than-usual size as well as its stylus, an accessory that was rendered mostly obsolete by the advent of capacitive touchscreen displays. Samsung ultimately sold millions of the device, proving that there’s a market for humongous phones. Today, the company officially launched the Galaxy Note 10.1, and just like its predecessor, early reviews of the device are mixed at best – Engadget’s Joseph Volpe even bluntly says that “the Note 10.1 looks and feels kind of cheap” with its plasticky design.
The 10.1-inch Note runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s Touchwiz skin on top. It’s designed to be even more artist-friendly than the original Note: It still comes with the S Pen stylus that fits snugly inside a dock, and it now has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity thanks to Wacom technology. The new Note is better at detecting if your palm is resting on the screen so it make the marks you make with your hand disappear as soon as it detects the S Pen.
Drawing on the 10.1-inch Note is obviously more comfortable than drawing on its relatively smaller predecessor. But as you might’ve guessed, even with the increased levels of sensitivity, you can’t exactly replace your dedicated graphics tablet with it. Reviewers complain of missed presses and lines drawn, and accuracy is a constant problem. As Wired’s Nathan Olivarez-Giles puts it, the S Pen and the S Note app are fun to use and are good enough for casual doodling, but a “pencil or pen and a sheet of paper remain the better option for professional-grade work” in the absence of professional graphics tablets.