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Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs

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Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs
Strong sales of the Samsung Galaxy S II have fueled Samsung’s phone division success and as the demand persists the Korean company has revised its 2011 sales forecast upwards. Apart from the Galaxy S II, the company is also basing its more optimistic estimate on expectations for sales of 2 million units of the Samsung Galaxy Note, the 5.3-inch powerhouse which sits between a phone and a tablet.

Now, it’s definitely not a device for the mass user, but creatives (and we don’t mean baristas) can make great use of the added space. And now, Samsung has released the SDK for its S Pen stylus for the Galaxy Note. This opens the door for Android developers to add support for the S Pen in their applications. The SDK weighs 2.43MB and comes with four major features:

- CanvasView : basic background for drawing,
- Pen Setting Popup : a pop-up panel for adjusting the width, opacity and line color,
- Eraser Setting Popup : Panel for adjusting width for eraser,
- Undo/Redo : Enable undo/redo previous draw.

Hit the source link below to explore the additional layer of functionality you can add to apps via the S Pen SDK.


Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs
Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs
Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs
Samsung opens up S Pen SDK to devs

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 09:07 3

1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


nice poke at the samsung commercials victor. i giggled. :)


A revision upwards? So that means its selling even more than expected.... and its already the #1 selling android phone world wide. Hmm.. that sounds like the opposite of what certain people keep trying to tell us. :)

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 17:38 2

2. dieztrict (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I wish this feature added to Samsung Galaxy S II (it would be lovely).

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 23:19 1

4. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)


won't work. Note's stylus doesn't work on s2 (i tried it already)

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:43 1

6. 7abib (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


please can you tell me how I can put (s pen sdk) into my G Note

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:19

3. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)


So how bout an article about the AT&T variant being released in Feb with no front buttons, ICS, NFC, Super Amoled Plus display, and LTE or do we have to wait til MWC

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 01:33

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


You see people?

Samsung developed the S-Pen applications and software themselves and even though they are marketing it as a unique feature of one device - they are releasing the SDK freely to developers.

That's what Samsung does

Apple bought the Siri technology and software from an independent company (by buying that company), closed down the original application which was available to all of the devices, and marketed it as a unique feature of one device - and one device only - while also not giving anything to the developers or anyone else.

That's what Apple does.

See the difference?

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