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

CitizenLee

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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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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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hyelton

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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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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??
 

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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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