An upcoming update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 + will dramatically improve the experience of using the S Pen and Galaxy Buds Pro with Android slates.
This update will allow you to enter handwritten text in applications that typically expect keyboard input – for example, you can write a URL in the browser and a query in the search box, the software will take care of translating it to digital text.
In addition, Samsung Notes will be able to perform the same automatic conversion with the “Stylus to text” option. It supports more than 80 languages (all languages supported by Samsung keyboard) and also recognizes punctuation. A few nifty gestures allow you to quickly correct mistakes – for example, drawing a “v” will insert a space between letters, a “⌒” will connect separate words.
Note: The Pen to Text app will be added at the end of February as part of an update that will be rolled out in select markets.
Samsung Notes will also have the ability to scan and edit documents by taking a photo with the tablet’s camera.
The new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a feature called 360 Audio, which tracks your head movements and adjusts the direction of sound for a more immersive experience. This does not yet work with the S7 and S7 + tabs, but will be enabled as part of the update.
By the way, 360 Audio works with other devices updated to One UI 3.1 – here’s the list in case you missed it. It looks like it will be enabled on the older Tab S6 and Tab S6 Lite as well, although Samsung has not officially confirmed that it will still be getting One UI 3.1.