Wacom’s feel™ technologies help Samsung take the S Pen experience to a new level in the next generation GALAXY Note models.
September 17th, 2013 (Tokyo, Japan) -- Wacom Co., Ltd., today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has adopted Wacom feel IT technologies (branded feel™) for their new smart phones – the “GALAXY Note 3” and the “GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)”. These latest smart phones use Wacom’s advanced digital pen sensor system, optimized to deliver a more creative user experience over a wide range of mobile devices. Wacom’s feel™ technologies power the S Pen in Samsung’s devices.
Wacom is delighted to be supporting our leading industry partners in making the world a more creative place with our next-generation digital pen sensor systems.
In 2011, the GALAXY Note was the first smartphone to incorporate Wacom’s feel™ technologies. This was followed by the GALAXY Note 10.1, the GALAXY Note II, the ATIV Tab 7 and Tab 5 (all launched in 2012), the GALAXY Note 8.0 (February 2013), and the ATIV Tab 3 (June 2013.) Building on years of close collaboration between the two companies, the GALAXY Note 3 (with 5.7 inch screen) and the GALAXY Note 10.1 (with 10.1 inch screen) are the eighth and ninth products respectively by Samsung, to use Wacom feel™ to improve the user experience.
The advanced S Pen with feel™ reinvents and modernizes classic note-taking, playing an integral role in how users interact with devices and making daily routines easier and more efficient. For example, a simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces users to “Air Command”, a set of five features which make tasks quicker and easier.
Among the features of Air Command, “Action Memo” allows users to handwrite a note, convert handwritten information into formatted content or automatically execute a function. Action Memo also lets users quickly initiate a call, add to contacts, look up an address on a map, search the web, or save a task to a to-do list.
“Pen Window,” another feature of Air Command, allows users to use the S Pen not only for drawing sketches or writing notes, but also for opening a small application window for multitasking. Simply draw a window of any size, anywhere on the screen, and users can easily and quickly open another window for applications such as YouTube, Calculator or Browser without pausing current activity on the screen.
To make these features possible and create a natural, intuitive, user experience, Wacom feel IT technologies integrates a high performance digital pen and a single chip controller into the GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).
By promoting the adoption of feel™ in a variety of mobile devices, Wacom strives to make using technology more intuitive, more fun and more creative.
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Wacom also supports designers and creators by organizing/participating in various activities to nurture new talents.
The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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