Samsung GALAXY Note II offers "Smart Rotation"

Samsung GALAXY Note II offers
Have you ever had the accelerometer on your handset go nuts and fail to stay in the proper orientation? Samsung has devised a feature called "Smart Rotation" that uses the front facing camera on the Samsung GALAXY Note II to read the orientation of your face. With this information, the phablet's screen will always line up properly with the way you are holding the device.

Smart Rotation makes sure the screen is always oriented correctly

Smart Rotation makes sure the screen is always oriented correctly

This isn't the first time that Samsung has found a use for the front-facing camera besides using it to take self portraits or for video chats. The Samsung Galaxy S III was the first to debut "Smart Stay". With this feature, the front facing camera makes sure that you are still looking at the screen so that it doesn't turn off and go to sleep while you are in the middle of reading something.

Out of the box, "Smart Rotation" is off by default. But all you need to do is go to Settings> Display and turn it on. And remember, these are not Google-devised features for Android  but are proprietary to Samsung devices. What "Smart" thing will the Korean manufacturer come up with next?

Just the other day, we showed you the multiwindow feature on the Samsung GALAXY Note II along with other features that Samsung included on a video about the device. Strangely enough, some units of the model are not being shipped with multiwindow capabilities.

source: AndroidCentral

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1. hariprasath.j unregistered

Now. thats Cooool !!!!!

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Enough with stories about GN II features! When is it shipping in the U.S.?! And in particular, when for VZW customers?

14. lsneddeff5

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

im not sure about verizon stores but i was at best buy mobile today and asked when it would be available for verizon and the manager said october 21st

41. BabyWade

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

39. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Man it just launched here in Bahrain...awesome!!! But there's a long list of pre-orders they are serving out...I m goona get one as soon as I can! The best thing about GNote 2 is not just the hardware, not even the softwate (Jelly Bean is awesome though) but its actually the neat little software optimizations and features added by Samsung that make the whole experience of the device simply awesome! This is going to be really hard to beat...its not about creating a 5 inch phablet or any product...its about creating an experience by which people always remember you

17. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Sammy is teasing those iStretch 5 users with these features like daily basis now. iThink they'd file a refund for that :p lolzzz Awesome job Sammy please give me ma Note 2 asap :(

29. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

cool and patent it before Apple steals that!!!

42. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


45. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

They'd better...

2. hariprasath.j unregistered

wondering, this drains the battery...??!!?!

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

it will probably do the same as smart stay, in fact I believe if both are enabled will use the same moment to verify both

31. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

than better use 3310 nokia


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I don't care, I will happily walk around with a charger and buy a Mophie Case.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and the best part about it can either keep it on or you can turn it off if you choose to........good job there samsung

4. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

With Samsung using the word 'smart' that way all the time, the rest of the smartphones sounded like dumb xD

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Woah! WANT.

9. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Samsung better hurry up and patent it before Apple does... lol

10. Aeires unregistered

No one is making that mistake these days thanks to Apple and their never resting legal team.

11. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

they say they thought about it in 1997 ten years before they make an icrap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

43. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

That legal team must smell like dusty old rooms considering how much litigation they do lol

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

After seeing that multi window feature, it further solidifies this as being my next device hands down. Productivity at its finest.

13. Bridgep0rt

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Now thats innovation!

15. JBurd3

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm not the biggest Sammy fan, BUT everything about this phone is sexy and its really turning me on. Anybody else concur???

36. No_Nonsense unregistered

Monstrous size is all what is keeping me from buying this. How about a G Note with stylus and all this in a 4.5 inch display?

47. JBurd3

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I guess the could do like a note mini i suppose..

16. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

One place where I don't see Apple boys, because its innovation here.. :)

18. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

This phone just continues to scream festive! I am so on board. Sign me, sons!

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Smart stay has never worked on either gs3 that I owned. It is worthless to me and do not really think this new featurrcwill be any different.

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

See, that's the difference between Samsung & Apple. Samsung has really worked hard to differentiate themselves from other Android manufacturers with all these new little features that matter. Good Guy Samsung : Creates new innovations, Doesn't brag about it like it's the best thing since sliced bread. Scumbag Apple : Steals others innovations, brag like they created it and it's the best thing since sliced bread.

21. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

So checking this app out IF I get a note 2

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