The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is about to get mightier
Until now, the additional benefits of the S Pen were restricted only to Samsung’s own apps. You can take pictures, change songs and so on, all well documented. When Samsung released the Note 9 back in August, the company said that third-party developers will be able to integrate the S Pen in their apps, but until now they were missing the software that could let them do that.
This all changed today, as Samsung finally released all the necessary code, guides and other support materials that would help programmers use the S Pen to perform certain actions within their apps. They have two functions to make use of, a single press of the S Pen button and a quick double press. In the upcoming weeks and months, we should expect updates of popular apps to add S Pen support. However, we won’t be surprised to see entirely new apps developed for the sole purpose of using the S Pen in some weird and interesting way.
Considering the high price of the Note 9 and its target group, the new additions will likely be business oriented, but there’s no reason why the S Pen can’t also be used as a trigger for your Fortnite weapons, for example. Or to play simpler games like Flappy Bird entirely using the remote function.
The possibilities are vast, and we can’t wait to see how developers will put the S Pen in action. Note 9 owners must be brimming with excitement right now, and with good reason.