February 12, 2014 (Tokyo, Japan) -- Wacom Co., Ltd., today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has adopted Wacom® feel IT technologies (branded feel™) for the “GALAXY NotePRO tablet’s S Pen.” Announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, the latest 12.2 inch WQXGA widescreen tablet accommodates multiple windows at once. Taking advantage of feel’s high precision and responsiveness the S Pen helps users navigate on the large high resolution display.
In 2011, the GALAXY Note was the first smartphone to incorporate Wacom’s feel™ technologies. This was followed, in 2012, by the GALAXY Note 10.1, the GALAXY Note II, the ATIV Tab 7 and Tab 5. In 2013, more products with feel™ were launched by Samsung such as the GALAXY Note 8.0, the ATIV Tab 3 as well as the GALAXY Note 3 and 10.1 (2014 version). The latest addition to the roster -- “GALAXY NotePRO” -- is the 10th product to utilize Wacom’s feel™.
GALAXY NotePRO’s “Action Memo” feature allows users to handwrite a note with the S Pen, convert handwritten information into formatted content or automatically execute a function. “Screen Write” is a quick way to grab a screenshot from the device and make some annotations on it with the S Pen, which can be saved as a jpg image or shared via e-mail. Also, “Pen Window” allows users to use the S Pen 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 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 NotePRO.
Founded in Japan in 1983, Wacom is now a global company with offices around the world supporting marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. For more than 30 years, Wacom has worked with the most creative people and organisations to inspire and equip them to make the world a more creative place.
Wacom’s products have been used by loyal customers to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and product designs. They have also played a significant role in making technology accessible in a natural and intuitive way through pen tablets, interactive pen displays, digital interface solutions, stylus products and creative companions. These all make it possible for everyone to express their creativity in digital media, whether artists, business executives or people enjoying everyday creativity.
Wacom’s interface technologies are offered as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers with Wacom® feel IT technologies found integrated into the PC, tablet and smart phone products of many strategic partners around the world.
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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