Nov, 27 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was a fantastic device already, but it was missing some of the things that’d been introduced with the smaller cousin — the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. You had to imagine that Samsung would be planning big things for the device’s Jelly Bean upgrade, though, and that’s exactly what they’ve done with the latest “premium suite” upgrade.

Alongside the aforementioned upgrade to Android 4.1, Note 10.1 users will be getting a ton of new features for S Note, better Multi Window support, Air View and a lot more.

Multi Window will get the ability to bring up 16 different popup apps at the same time, each with their own set of controls to manipulate position and size. You can “pin” a window to make sure it stays on top of any others you might open. Dragging and dropping the windows also makes for a smooth and intuitive transition to Multi View so you can use two apps side-by-side-by-side.

The update also brings Air View, a feature which lets you preview content without having to actually “open” it. Using the S Pen, you can hover over an email and see its full header or body, see full details about a calendar entry, preview videos or photos in the gallery, and preview your position in a video’s scrubber.

Enhanced S Pen features, more S Note functionality, Adobe Photoshop Touch and more will all be coming along for the ride. We’d go into detail about all of those, but we’ve got something even better for you: a video! Check above if you haven’t already noticed it and you’ll see all of these great new features in non-simulated action. Expect the upgrade sometime soon.

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