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[Q] Can the S-Pen be used on other touch screens?

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By do7slash, Member on 3rd December 2012, 01:58 PM
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Apologies if this has been asked before, but can someone reliably inform me if the S-Pen can be used on other touchscreens not officially supporting the S-Pen?
 
 
3rd December 2012, 02:24 PM |#2  
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Apologies if this has been asked before, but can someone reliably inform me if the S-Pen can be used on other touchscreens not officially supporting the S-Pen?

The GN2 S Pen will work on Galaxy Tab devices with S Pen, but you couldn't for example, use it with a HTC or iPhone.

The S Pen is a Wacom device, so needs the handset to have a Wacom screen & drivers to work.

That's a very basic explanation, but you should get the idea.
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3rd December 2012, 02:26 PM |#3  
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The GN2 S Pen will work on Galaxy Tab devices with S Pen, but you couldn't for example, use it with a HTC or iPhone.

The S Pen is a Wacom device, so needs the handset to have a Wacom screen & drivers to work.

That's a very basic explanation, but you should get the idea.

To add to this, the technology behind the spen is largely driven by the software side of things so for it to work you need both the compatible software and hardware.

It doesn't operate the same as a capactive stylus, which is a good thing as it is how we can get such percision from the pen.
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3rd December 2012, 03:12 PM |#4  
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thanks guys for the quick and informative responses, understand now
3rd December 2012, 03:22 PM |#5  
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I can use my s pen with my thinkpad tablet pc. And use my thinkpads stylus with the note 2

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3rd December 2012, 03:30 PM |#6  
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I can use my s pen with my thinkpad tablet pc. And use my thinkpads stylus with the note 2

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In that case it must have a Wacom stylus and digitizer
18th March 2013, 10:47 PM |#7  
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The GN2 S Pen will work on Galaxy Tab devices with S Pen, but you couldn't for example, use it with a HTC or iPhone.

The S Pen is a Wacom device, so needs the handset to have a Wacom screen & drivers to work.

That's a very basic explanation, but you should get the idea.

Does that mean the S-Pen will work with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100??
I have tried to get a definitive answer, but nothing so far??
19th March 2013, 07:25 AM |#8  
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Re: [Q] Can the S-Pen be used on other touch screens?
No because it is a potentiometer stylus. That means it converts the movement of the pen into electrical signals. That requires a power source which it doesn't have. The digitizer create a magnetic field which powers the spen.
So other phone don't have it and you can't use spen with them. You can use a conductive stylus which just stimulates your fingers

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Can the note 3 pen be used with the s7 edge? If so, what software is needed? I really miss being able to use it since my note 7 was recalled.
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So will the s pen purchased separately work with the galaxy a tab 10.1 WUXGA
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