Premium Suite upgrade for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 detailed [VIDEO]


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.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. still take this any day over the nexus 10. There’s a lot more to a good tablet than resolution

    1. What reservations do you have regarding the Nexus 10?

  2. Can’t wait for the updates. =)

  3. Cooool.

    Call me shallow, but what I like about this coming update( 4.1 ), is that it changes out the icons on the bottom shortcut bar, and also gets rid of Samsung’s ugly old school folders; which are just as ugly as iOS’s folders; if we can even call them as such.

    And Photoshop Touch is already included btw. Despite their praise in the video, no, it’s not even remotely close to the desktop version, not even as good as Photoshop 3 from what I recall — but it does allow me to create somethings on the go, that were only possible on my desktop before, but the program I’m going to mention next, actually goes all of the way.

    I must say this EVERY TIME there’s an article about the Note 10.1. If you’re an artist, even if you likes to dooodle…. DOWNLOAD the BETA of a program called “TVPaint”!!!

    TVPaint does everything! It’s a combination of Painter, Photoshop, AfterEffects, etc. There’s nothing else even remotely close to it on any other mobile OS, let alone Android. It’s the real deal! It’s a modern fighter jet, when every other mobile art program is a WWI Fokker.

    It’s free to use until February and is a full on desktop level professional animation package. It has an absolutely superb brush engine, which tracks every single nuance of the Wacom pen when it comes to tracking and pressure. Unlike all other apps, which tend to not registers some of the lower pressure ranges, this one picks up every thing; it’s absolutely on par with my Wacom Cintiq 12wx on my MacBook Pro.

    OK, I’m done rambling for now.

  4. When you say Premium upgrade, doesn’t that mean it would cost something to upgrade?

  5. Id been pondering buying a galaxy note for ages. I read plenty of reviews and this one was quite helpful , I got my delivery last month and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure

  6. i’ve been waiting to buy a tablet and really wanted the note to have JB…i read this last night and ran out and got a note 10.1 today and tried to update…no JB :( i dont wanna wait…anyone know when the australia release is??

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