2012 was the year that tablets with 7-inch screens became really popular. Driven by e-reader popularity, the 7-inch screen is perfect for reading e-books and playing games. They are light and compact, easy to handle, and easier to fit in a bag. Popularity shot up with the release of Asus Nexus 7, in WiFi and 4G versions, and Android’s latest Jelly Bean operating system. The Nexus 7 led the pack of 7-inch tablets. By year’s end, Apple broke through the 7-inch pack with the iPad mini, sporting a brilliant 7.9-inch screen.
And now Samsung enters the fray. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past month, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is an advanced Android Jelly Bean tablet with an 8-inch screen.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 allows splitting your screen into two parts, called Dual-view, for simpler multitasking to match your demanding mobile needs. Beyond a normal touch screen, Samsung incorporates the S-Pen as a more versatile and powerful tool that helps you interact with greater personal power. This is no passive stylus. It’s a power tool that distinguishes the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 from the other available tablets.
Providing unrivalled multimedia performance, within a compact one-hand-grip screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has the power and advanced technology to evolve the tablet experience and help you achieve new levels of efficient multi-tasking while benefitting from superb voice call functionality. Furthermore, the intelligent S-Pen (introduced in the Note smartphone series) brings together the latest innovation and the ease of using a traditional pen and paper; creating a sophisticated mobile experience that will enhance life on the go.
At the core of the GALAXY Note 8.0′s innovative solutions are beneficial functions, including multi-window options to split the portable 8-inch screen and allow optimal access to a number of live applications.
You can access a suite of S-Note templates and tools that allow you to create, edit, manage and share everyday documents. The Samsung “reading mode” technology helps you enjoy e-books with optimized resolution, video and voice calls. In addition, a suite of exciting new content and services are pre-loaded for users at no additional cost including, for the very first time on Samsung Galaxy tablet, the innovative Flipboard, and Awesome Note.
Slim and compact enough to become the perfect on-the-go work and play companion, the Galaxy Note 8.0 brings powerful performance and functionality to support even the most demanding of lifestyles.
Designed to store and manage your personal and professional data efficiently, the new era device gives users the perfect pocket-sized hands-on organizational tool. All content can be entered and updated with the finest of detail thanks to the evolution of the intelligent Samsung S-Pen. Enhanced precision is offered with Handwriting-to-Text conversion and advanced Productivity Tools that support formula and shape recognition are now available at the touch of your S Pen.
Galaxy Note 8.0 is packed with pre-loaded content and apps specifically for the value maximizing, mass multimedia consumer. Upgraded Chat-On provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats – images, video, voice, contacts – for simple, enjoyable communication. Awesome Note, an integrated application that is introduced in android tablet for the first time with NOTE 8.0, is capable of unlimited note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists.
With Flipboard, your news, social network and other feeds come together in one stylish, flip format so you can enjoy all your news and life’s great moments in one place. Flipboard developed a customized version of its application exclusively for Samsung that allows users to take the S Pen’s hover feature and preview article headers beneath Flipboard’s main screen tiles.
Finally, Smart Remote gives you a universal remote control and electronic programming guide allowing you to manage TV and video watching seamlessly.
Optimized to aid personalized creativity, the Samsung S Pen has evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creation expression. Embedded within the tablet, the S-Pen is an extension of the Galaxy Note 8.0. With Air View, the S Pen needs only to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S/Planner without opening the file or application in full. S- Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped, while Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized. In addition, for the very first time in the Note category, you can use S-Pen to control the physical menu/back buttons on the device with WACOM technology.
Though 8-inch is larger than 7-inch, Galaxy Note 8.0 goes beyond what you’d ordinarily expect from a tablet. While features may appear similar, your control and flexibility in all mobile experiences from business to pleasure is simpler and easier. This tablet puts the power in your hand. Beyond mere doing, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is designed to be your little living partner.