updated 08:15 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2012
Note to get specialized Premium Suite apps
Samsung shed a good deal of light on its future plans regarding its software offerings for the Galaxy Note, releasing a video showcasing the capabilities of its coming Premium Suite of apps for the device. The Premium Suite, soon to be released along with the Note's Android 4.0 update, looks to contain a range of enhancements taking fuller advantage of the Note's unique capabilities.
The Premium Suite will be included in the Galaxy Note's Android 4.0 software upgrade, which was previously expected to arrive in earlier in 2012, but which the new video says will arrive in Spring 2012. The software additions will make better use of the Note's S-Pen, smoothing rough drawings into clean vector art, for example. The apps will include templates and tools for e-card creation, PDF annotation, and note taking of other types.
Additionally, Samsung's promotional video shows the Galaxy Note being used for fluid formula recognition, handwriting-based searching, and maintenance and scanning of multiple notebooks. While the video does appear to show a broader set of applications for the S-Pen, it is unknown whether the software update will address other performance concerns previously raised with the Note, such as issues with the camera and overall speed.
[via Unwired View]