Wacom is taking on Paper, 53's highly popular iPad app, by taking its own drawing-based software where Paper dare not tread. Wacom is expanding the scope of its Bamboo Paper app beyond iOS, making it available on Windows 8 and Android, both of the Google kind and the Amazon flavor. What's more, to celebrate the milestone, Wacom is offering many of its tools, features, and brushes for free for a limited time only.
Wacom is aiming to make its digital ink the common standard with the launch of WILL, the Wacom Ink Layer Language, inviting software and hardware partners to get onboard with a single standard irregardless of OS, device, or cloud. "WILL is the initiative to create a seamless digital inking experience across every mobile device and ecosystem" Wacom said today of the project, which will consist of an SDK that allows all platforms to to speak the same ink language.
Wacom has been making accessories for computers that allow users to digitize their handwriting or draw by hand on the computer for a long time. The company has announced a new addition to its pad line called the Bamboo Pad Wireless. As the name implies, this particular device connects to your computer wirelessly allowing users to move it to whatever position is most comfortable.
With the Wacom Ciniq Companion Hybrid you've got one of two new drawing tablets made by the company to take the art to a new level. While the non-Hybrid version runs full Windows 8, this iteration utilizes Android for mobile greatness and full Mac OS and PC compatibility for all the stylus illustration work you could ever want. This tablet takes on a form quite similar to the Cintiq 13HD, coming here instead with a software experience that's entirely unique.
First introduced in the middle of last month, Wacom has shown off its Intuos Creative Stylus for the iPad, a pen offering that aims to make drawing on the Apple slate feel more authentic and variable. The stylus is being offered in black and a blue/black design and is supported by a variety of known art apps, among them being Wacom's own Bamboo Paper.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 isn't the only pen-enabled announcement the company has today: there's also an update on its tablet-scale model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Fronted by a 2560 x 1600 LCD and packing 3GB of RAM, Android 4.3, and optional LTE, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition also gets all of Samsung's new S Pen functionality. We caught up with Samsung for an early play with the new slate; read on for our first impressions.
Samsung has revealed its new Galaxy Note 3, the third generation of pen-enabled "phablet", with more aggressive use of the S Pen stylus, an even larger display, and faster LTE connectivity. The new Note 3 now fits a 5.7-inch, Full HD Super AMOLED display into its frame, though actually comes in slimmer and lighter than its Note II predecessor, and runs Android 4.3 out of the box, with a 13-megapixel camera, up to 64GB of internal storage space, and 3GB of RAM. Samsung has also fitted in a bigger, 3,200 mAh battery. Read on for our first impressions.
Wacom has just launched, or rather re-launched, a new line of graphics tablets targeted not just for professional artists but for hobbyists as well. But perhaps more importantly, the announcement reflects Wacom's effort to simplify its naming conventions and consolidate its tablets under a single brand: Intuos.