Despite a wealth of new smartphones being launched in 2012 one of the most popular models of the year is the Samsung Galaxy Note, a handset that was actually launched in 2011. Part of the reason behind the popularity of this model is the excellent large screen that it uses and the range of great applications and software that are incorporated. We take a closer look at some of the software on this model.
When capacitive screens were first introduced on smartphones it signified the end of stylus pens that were used on many older devices to help deliver precise navigation. The Samsung Galaxy Note attempts to reintroduce this technology by including the new S Pen together with software to support it. The 5.3 inch screen on the model is very large and therefore is a perfect for allowing the user to use the device as a notepad. The new S Pen helps consumers to scribble quick notes and sketches as if they were using a pen and paper. Asides from the more obvious functions the S Pen is also very helpful if you need to perform some precise editing on a photograph or add some writing over the top of it. The S Pen is certainly not a revolutionary introduction on this model but it does serve a purpose for certain tasks.
In addition to the S Pen software the Samsung Galaxy Note comes with a comprehensive selection of applications that help users to perform a variety of tasks. Samsung have opted against using there own maps service on this device and have wisely chosen to use the excellent Google Maps facility. The phone features version 5.0 of this software which delivers superb loading speeds and 3D views of certain major towns and cities. For users who want to use the handsets when driving there is also an excellent Satellite Navigation mode included. The excellent Vlingo Voice Search is included on the model and functionality has been improved since earlier versions of the software. Now users can do a lot more than simply search for material and you can instruct the phone which audio tracks you want to play and even update social networking statuses via the service. The new Samsung Music Hub service is also included which not only provides users with access to millions of tracks that they can download but it also delivers an excellent streaming service and the option to use personalised radio stations.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a very impressive model. User will love the large screen and the S Pen adds functionality to this area of the device. The model also boasts some superb software which users everywhere will find beneficial.