Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available for sale in the U.S. August 16th. The Galaxy Note 10.1 extends the Galaxy Note category, building on the success of last year’s smartphone. The tablet will have a 10.1-inch screen and it includes the S Pen.
The device comes preloaded with Adobe’s premium creative application,Photoshop and is optimized for Samsung’s S Pen to deliver precision and control. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will also introduce the Multiscreen feature, which allows the user to operate two apps side-by-side on the same screen. In a press release Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics said, “Our goal with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was simple — redefine the tablet experience. The S Pen offers both active content creation as well as passive content consumption, while the Multiscreen capability finally enables true multitasking. For the user, the resulting experience is completely new and quite unexpected.”
The apps supported for the Multiscreen feature are S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery and Polaris Office. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also offers the Pop-up Play feature which allows to play back videos in a floating window that can be overlaid anywhere on the screen, providing a “picture in picture” experience. The device also offers a mini-apps tray that can launch a selection of mini-apps on top of others apps and freely moves around the screen. These include Alarm, S Note, Music Player, Email, Calculator, World Clock.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will offer a preloaded e-textbook platform from Kno, an educational software company. This will allow K-12 students to download thousands of interactive