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Default KitKat and the Spen. Touch wiz alternatives?

Hi everyone, got a Note, installed Omni KitKat nightly and I'm as happy as a puppy. Only grief is that I'm missing all the spen candy. I know it needs the touchwiz framework and strongly doubt if Samsung is ever gonna grant us with a KitKat ROM for note 1, so here's the question: Is there any work in progress or any workaround to regain some spen functionality in KitKat? We could start by replacing that ugly cursor with something more phablet friendly.

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Hmm seems nobody is using their spens anymore...
I like the way kitkat is going but if any dev is reading this id like to know what to expect concerning these missing features:
1 - spen specific functions and airview like option. It could be implemented from when samsung update the note 3 to 4.4
2 - video calling over 3g (i.e. over regular phone)
3 - multiwindow, though i think its already in the works
4 - handwriting recognition
Mind you this is not a request for an ETA, just if these features will be available on the note1 under kitkat.
Thanks in advance and if you have other features in mind please share. :-

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Also, what about hdmi via mhl? Again, no request for eta, just enquiring if these features will ever be available on kitkat. Thanks

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This thread reminds me of my days in solitary confinement. Always talking to myself... Anyway, i think the feature i miss the most is actually video calls over 3g. Wonder if it's dialer app specific or there is more to it. I'll try different dialers and let - myself- know :P

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Most of the features you are taking about are Samsung implemented features.
- Calls over 3G can be done using any 3rd party app.
- even mhl is proprietary to Samsung.
- If air view and all were to be implemented on AOSP&CM based roms, wouldn't it have been already done as it was there in Samsung 4.1.2. So why to wait for 4.4? Most of these roms are not specifically made for stylus phones.
- Multi-window does work. Still under development. Although there are a lot of floating MW options.
- About handwriting recognition, it's used in Samsung keyboard. Again Samsung.. If you just want recognition, there are apps to do that.

You say it's not a ETA thread but keep updating it with your own posts every day. If you asked this to any Dev, why not wait for one to read and answer?
 
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Made some progress with spen on kitkat. Fortunately that ugly cursor was ditched in the latest nightly and with gmd gestures app and gnote (from the forums) the spen is almost useful again. Also i find the swype like feature in SwiftKey much more convenient than handwriting recognition. Keep you updated with my progress. @nokiamodeln91 3rd party dialers offer video over data connection. I need the umts/3g implementation of video calling. Thanks for your input though.

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Default I Too would like SPen funtionality

I just installed KitKat Verizon Note2. I bought my Galaxy Nexusin '11 only to be dumped by Google, now with my Note2 that I really love, hear that I have to wait until next year sometime, if even then. I would really like some love for the Note2 SPen functions in the KitKat build.

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@stargazin I'm hearing that spen gestures have been implemented in latest omni nightly (12/12), waiting for download to finish...

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Please let me know how this works for you, and possibly a link to the ROM. I am really missing my pen functionality and apps.

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The implementation is basic right now, swiping left right up and down plus double tap can be assigned to apps or soft keys. It's still to be developed, for now I'm using GMD spen control which is much more flexible. The rom is omni kitkat nightly 12/12. Take the time to read the OP on how to install the rom. Here's the link http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2516933

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