Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Experiment – Crash and Burn

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

A few weeks ago I mentioned in the email news letter that we would be doing a series on note taking with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android Tablet, and I was pretty excited to get going on some experiments and testing with it.  I have to say that as a tablet, the device was fantastic.  The display was bright and sharp, the sound from the speakers was excellent, and the performance was quick and snappy.  The big problem though, the Samsung Note software that was supposed to translate handwritten notes to actual text crashed constantly.  It did a heck of a job translating my chicken scratch into actual text, however anything more than 2-3 full written sentences would cause the application to lock up and crash, losing all of what was written.  It seems like the software has potential, but it also seems like there was not much testing done on Samsung’s part when it came to that software because a search of a few tech and Android forums found many people with similar problems.  This is one of the very few items that I’ve had to return because it didn’t work in a evry long time.  Unfortunately for the time being it doesn’t seem that this is ready for real use, but I will be keeping an eye out for either updated S Note software or a new version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 to see if they have corrected this problem.  At the end of the day, I’m fine with this though because I do still love the experience of putting a fountain pen to paper and writing the old fashioned way.

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    Cataphract says:

    I’ve yet to find a tablet very useful for anything other than an ereader, or for the limited circumstances that I can’t have a laptop with me. My Macbook Air, on the other hand, is the perfect device for what I do, and is just as portable as my 10″ tablet. Really, so much of what I’d do on a tablet I do on my phone anyway, and it’s easier to navigate. Can’t imagine going paperless, I love my paper and pens too much!

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    Sara A says:

    Unfortunately it seems a lot of technology is being released to the public without proper testing or with known issues. It’s sad and depressing.

    Yay for pen and paper though. Always ready and never crashes. ?

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    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    Sara, I totally agree. So unacceptable for a huge company like Samsung to do it on a flagship product. I almost get it with some of the apps developed by individuals, but really not even then is it acceptable. You are dead on about pen and paper though. :) happy new year to you and thanks for always supporting the site!

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    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    I hear ya. I’m somewhat with you, the draw for me with a tablet and electronic notes is that I’d be able to access it anywhere on multiple devices…maybe one day. But even then I think I’ll still enjoy my pen and paper.

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    MelodyJ says:

     I was looking forward to the series.  I like new technology. It’s fun the experiment with.  But there is nothing like pen and paper.  It’s like comfort food.

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    OfficeSupplyGeek says:

    Thats a good analogy MelodyJ. :)

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