Samsung Galaxy Note II: Top six features

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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.

Air 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.

Popup 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.

Quick 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.



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