Samsung buys 5% of Wacom, the stylus is here to stay

Samsung buys 5% of Wacom, the stylus is here to stay
We don't know how many of you guys embrace the idea of having a stylus, but it seems the stylus, which is going through a small renaissance at the moment, isn't going anywhere. It just became known that Samsung has bought 5% of Wacom - the makers of one of the best designer tablets out there (not touchscreen tablet, but tablets used for drawing).

These 5% are equal to an investment of $58.2 million, so no major bucks have gone into this. Still, this deal serves as an obvious proof that Samsung will continue to equip some of its devices with these sweet Wacom-powered styluses. The cool thing about these gadgets, and the thing that differentiates them from those simple sticks of past times, is that they are now pressure sensitive and can be used for drawing and other productive work. We're glad that Samsung is enhancing this technology and isn't just loading ordinary styluses into its products.

Speaking of products, there have been some rumors hinting that the Galaxy S IV smartphone, expected to get announce in late April or early May will have a stylus, but we wouldn't be too sure about this yet. What's more probable, though, is that Samsung will continue to equip its expanding Note line with styluses.

source: Wacom (PDF) via AndroidAuthority

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11 Comments

1. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I have my first experience with S-Pen yesterday and it was a great leap to stylus technology! I thought it was just a simple stylus but heck no! I liked how Samsung utilizes the stylus.

11. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

PA :"What's more probable, though, is that Samsung will continue to equip its expanding Note line with styluses." .. oh really..dat was a tough prediction!!!

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No stylus for s4 please....that would ruin note users....

4. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I feel like it be a smart move to give people the choice. A 4.7-5in phone with the s pen would bring in more potential buyers.

6. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

hell no ! , sorry. but that was the worst idea ever

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Don't worry, current S users don't want it either, thou it would be good if they gave the S4 the same screen tech as the Notes, so we can use an S Pen with it if we want to

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good to see Samsung reinvesting those profit into other companies building allies.

5. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

I'd take the 2 mms smaller on the GSIV over an s-pen, I'll carry it in my pockets! As for the note series, it works great and has its place ! Keep up the good work sammy but please... no stylus on my GSIV :-P

8. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i would love to see these expand into other tablets from samsung. make it useful as a bluetooth reciever and no longer do people have to worry about having a big slab held up against their head while talking

9. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I think I expected too much for the stylus... I was rather a bit disappointed with the stylus on my Note 10.1.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I may buy one for my Nexus 7...maybe

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