Samsung Galaxy Note II is here. After a season of rumours and leaks,
Samsung unveiled its second phablet device in a pre-IFA press event at
Berlin. Set to go on sale starting October in 128 markets across the
globe, Note II brings quite a few software improvements that were not
present in the original Galaxy Note device.
Let's take a look at these features.
View: Going beyond the floating touch by Sony, Samsung has included
something called Air View on Note II. Air View allows users to hover with the S Pen
over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content
without having to open it. The company claims that it will enable users to
skip multiple steps to quickly search and view more information.
Note: Another interesting addition to Note II is Popup Note; it
extends the concept of Popup Play, which lets users open an S Note
instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen.
Command: According to the Korean manufacturer, the new feature Quick
Command lets users quickly activate frequently used apps using the S Pen.
The command pad appears when a user just swipes upward on the screen
with the S Pen button pressed.
Screen Recorder: If you want a desktop
style screencaster, Screen Recorder on Note II is there to help. It lets users record a whole sequence of actions taken on their
Note II screen.
Easy Clip: In order to help users make
better memos, Samsung has released Easy Chip, which enables users to
instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to
save, share or paste. By simply pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the
S Pen magically recognizes that users want to clip or edit the selected
content on the screen.
Idea Visualizer: It allows users to
easily add illustrations by handwriting keywords on the S Note. It
provides illustration images that match the handwritten keywords.
Samsung at IFA 2012