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Default Changes in Stock 4.4 [Summarized] [My Observations Added on Page 17]

I went through the thread and summarized the changes. While the stuff discussed is new to us it's the same as the Tab Pro 10.1. Here's a link to the Tab Pro user manual in case anyone wants more detail. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...ual_NAE_F2.pdf

Cliff Notes [Updated: May 14]

Changes to Multi View

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The multiwindow bar is on the right and flush to the screen. It's double stacked and much neater.


New Notification Panel

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The notification panel is the most obvious change.


Updated Pen Window that Support all Multi View Apps

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Does pen window manager work to add additional apps to the pen window on 4.4?


You can add tons more apps out of the box. Apps available are now common to both multiview and Pen Window. You can now directly open Pen Window apps without using Air Command or having to draw on the screen. You just open the multiview panel from the right and tap an app (vs. dragging it). A box comes up allowing you to open it in traditional multiview mode or floating like Cascade view worked on the OG Note 10.1. Pretty cool.

Tapping the box with the "+" sign shown below opens an app in a floating window, the box below it opens it as a standard multiview window.




Revised Task Manager (no change to capacitive button functions)

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A different task manager....


Improved Scrap Book App

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I've only used scrapbook so far, it's much slicker in layout, and comes with a copyright warning lol.
Smoother Performance

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Originally Posted by hpblze View Post
The Web Browser is smoother, the fonts in the whole system are pretty, the UI is very slick and the colors and sharpness have definitely improved ..
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Originally Posted by smac7 View Post
wake lag is gone.
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S pen response and pop up menu are significantly improved. It's now at the speed of the note 3!
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CND2 is super fast. I have not debloated at all and it feels much smoother. I ran Antutu and got the best score I have seen on my tablet.
Multi Touch Bug Improved

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Originally Posted by hpblze View Post
The Multi - Touch bug is almost goneee !
Additional Lock Screen Security Option

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i noticed there is a new locking style added, or did not noticed before.

Signature (Low Safety)

requires you to draw your signature with your pen, also requires you to set a pin just in case
S Note Improvements

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So far with S Note, I've noticed some features that I either didn't know existed before, or are new. Inserting an image there is now a "Take picture in drawn frame" option where you draw the frame for the picture, and the camera is loaded inside of the frame for you to take a picture of something. Quite useful I must say. Another, definitely new option is that for annotating. A new button at the bottom of S Note, with an "A" and a pen as the icon, allows you to zoom in or your notes and write on them with greater precision in a zoomed in box at the bottom of the screen. You can resize the box to a size that suits you.
Improved Stand-by Battery Life

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Standby battery life has Donatella improved! Usually the best of her overnight is losing 1% every 6 hours. This is with wifi off. I unplugged last night at midnight as it was fully charged and went to bed. 9 hours later is still at 100%
Support for Multiuser

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Yes it is possible now to add multiple users with restricted profiles
Improved My Files App

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Originally Posted by Elim View Post
No, it [My Files] is completely re-designed, better then ever and I didn't have any lags any more (before a start takes up to 1 minute at the end).
New S Pen Behavior

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Originally Posted by Nosaiyare View Post
Has anyone else noticed the s pen behaves differently as it approaches the edge of the screen. Instead of offsetting it seems to snap on a grid, making it much more accurate
Greatly Reduced (Exynos) Charging Time

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Originally Posted by toyanucci View Post
Reporting charging time. Went from 2% to 96% in 4 hours using the charger and cable that came with the device.
Improved Battery Life

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Originally Posted by pierrekid View Post
Just have to say wow at this battery. Usually I take my tab off the charger at 6am and by 8pm its around 10% with heavy use. Sitting around 55% after update. I use my tab the same way everyday. Amazing update!!!
*Screen Write (via Air Command) Images no Longer Compressed

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Originally Posted by inolvidable View Post
I tried not to use screen write (from air command) on my previous firmware because I got terribly compressed images. Now this is gone and works as intended
*Mini (Floating?) Keyboard Default in Multi View

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If you need to input text while using multi-window a handy discreet and movable keyboard pops up by default so it won't block the video you were watching on the other window. I really hated the full size keyboard taking have the screen in this situation.
*Lock Screen "Cards" Replace Lock Screen Widgets

Note: This exists on the Pro 12.2's, it doesn't exist on the 8.4 and 10.1 Pro's so it's highly doubtful we'll be getting it. So there's nothing to replace the now missing lock screen widgets







*Note 10.1 2014's Getting Hancom Office (all Samsung 4.4 tablets including the $199 Tab4 7 are getting it)



Samsung e-Meeting's Available

Available In Samsung App's. So the only thing we don't have from the Pro's officially is the new keyboard, M-UX, and Remote PC. The latter's available here ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2624986 )and can be loaded as a standard APK. Personally, with M-UX so barren of widgets and tiles, the loss of another resource hog of questionable value isn't really a loss; at least to me. I would like (without rooting) to have the new keyboard but such is life.

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The multiwindow bar is on the right and flush to the screen. It's double stacked and much neater. There's a lot more attention to style, a mix between kitkat ui and twiz, much nicer. The notification panel is the most obvious change.

I've only used scrapbook so far, it's much slicker in layout, and comes with a copyright warning lol. Can't wait to dig in more.

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The multiwindow bar is on the right and flush to the screen. It's double stacked and much neater. There's a lot more attention to style, a mix between kitkat ui and twiz, much nicer. The notification panel is the most obvious change.

I've only used scrapbook so far, it's much slicker in layout, and comes with a copyright warning lol. Can't wait to dig in more.

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Any Screen Grab ? , hoping to see this soon for our Note P-601
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The new multi window bar is nicer, no more little tab it just swipes in from the right.
Although I cant get more then 2 tabs going with the mods ive installed.

Overall look is nicer and more modern. I cant discuss TW since I prefer Nova launcher....
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Okay, I'm pretty curious about and need to know: did s note app update?

Plus, I'd love some screenshot, really. And please, can someone record a simple video? That would be GREAT. Thanks.
 
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Default Multitouch issues?

Are the multitouch screen issues resolved, or at least lessened, by this firmware? I'm somewhat new to Android and may just wait for the OTA US update, but I do wonder. Would it be advised to update to another recent firmware that DOES fix the issue prior to updating to Kitkat? Or would Kitkat firmware totally just overwrite the previous update anyway? Thanks all.
 
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Did it get the Pro 10.1's keyboard?

 
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No, it seems like the same keyboard as previous.
Perhaps we can port that one over unofficially.... The arrow keys are nice.
 
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A different task manager....
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A different task manager....
Someone has posted somewhere a way to change it, I don't know how it was but in that way it looked a way better.

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