In a continued quest to bring their handy functionality of the Note line's S Pen, Samsung has again updated the stylus' SDK, this time to 2.2.5 (a 0.0.5 bump over the previous update).

The update, which Samsung announced through its developer blog early this morning, brings one major feature – Multi Window and its related APIs. For those who haven't been keeping up with the Note line, Multi Window is a feature by which apps can share the screen by splitting it in half horizontally or vertically, sharing data through the clipboard or – in some cases – with simple drag-and-drop. The inclusion of Multi Window and its related bits in the new SDK should allow developers to make their apps more Multi Window friendly for those using the S Pen.


Otherwise, the 2.2.5 update deprecates some "unnecessary and duplicate APIs," changes a few names around, and fixes some errors noticed in the 2.2 SDK. Additionally, the SDK includes a generous 20-piece arsenal of sample apps for developers looking to get a hang of each available method when developing for the S Pen.

If you're a developer looking to make your own app S Pen friendly, just check out Samsung's post linked below for the download.

Source: Samsung Developer Blog

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  • meetloaf13

    +WIN for my Note II =D

    • http://rawdesigns.net/ Rob Abby

      You got it! Can't wait to toy around with these :)

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      stop, you're making me jealous :-P

      • meetloaf13

        I've never been a first mover before, but I'm glad I jumped on board. After a price match and some BB credit, walked out having paid $180 for the Note II...how can I resist that? This thing is so beautifully awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/smartguy0101 Anthony James

    Now it just needs to be ported to my Nexus 7.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      uh, i think you're going to have to wait a long time for that one.... doesn't the note 2 have a special wacom digitizer?

      • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

        Indeed. I hope Google's next 7" has a wacom digitzer, that would be amazing (it doesn't have to be the selling point, just put it there, so Android can start growing a pen ecosystem).

        • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

          amen! i've been looking at the nexus 10 and note 10.1, and can't help but lust after the s-pen.

      • http://www.facebook.com/smartguy0101 Anthony James

        I don't care so much about the S-Pen, I want the multi tasking.

  • spydie

    So far, US Gnote 2 doesn't have any multi-tasking, or a lot of other features that are featured in all the videos (S-planner anyone?) If it weren't for the problems getting updates on international phones in the US, I would have went that route. But I did that with the note 1 and never got the ICS update. finally sold it.

    • Alphonse Bourdierd

      the sprint model does

  • http://www.facebook.com/larsgbnielsen Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

    I have an SG Note 10.1 updated with JB 4.1 OTA. They improved the entire eco system a lot, but it still reaks of incompletion and developers uncapable of getting into the mind set of their users.

    The S Pen combined with 10" is great for taking notes during class, annotating report drafts, etc. but I do not use the S Note app itself simply because it is freakin' annoying to have to switch back and forth between pencil and eraser mode. I use Papyrus Beta instead, where you are able to erase with your fingers (very clever and a lot more comfortable).

  • paul

    I used to have iphone 4 and 2G data plan... i only used about 800MG bec connection was slow and screen was too small for web browsing..
    I got samsung galaxy note 2 week ago. I have already used about 800MG.
    moral of the story.... people make sure you get enough data for galaxy note 2... the sales guy was right about me using more data... he said I would want to watch lot more videos, movies, etc... He is right... Watching on iphone was a drag... so I hardly even thought to doing it... but with this monster... I am likely to use most of my 3G of data every month... too bad its not rolled over to next month....