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Adobe Photoshop Express update brings borders and ‘pet-eye’ fix

Adobe Photoshop Express for Android is seeing an update, bringing in a few editing features. We can now add borders to our shots, and Adobe has a unique take on red-eye reduction — for pets. Navigation is also improved, rolling in along with the mysterious bug fixes.

Borders are just what they seem — borders. Add a ripped effect to make your photo look torn from a magazine, or something a little fancier. For those interested in mobile editing, borders are a neat addition. It could add something different to social sharing, too — but we doubt it’ll be a widespread thing.

Adobe is also introducing what they call “Pet-eye” reduction. Sounds painful, but it’s not — it’s just red eye reduction for animals. Rather than the actual red, pets typically get a green hue to their eyes when hit at the wrong angle. Adobe is doing for your beloved pet what they’ve long done for you. See? Dogs are people, too.

The update is rolling out now, so be on the lookout for it. A free app, Adobe Photoshop Express is one of the better after-shot editors on the market. Sadly, their quickly losing ground to native camera apps that do a more tha adequate job of photo editing.

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Adobe Photoshop Express v2.1 Introduces The App’s First IAPs – $3 For ‘Premium Looks’ Filters And $5 For Noise Reduction

PS-ThumbAdobe’s Photoshop Express app has rocked Android for longer than many of us have, so earlier this year it underwent a makeover for the big 2.0. The new app is zippy, attractive, and designed from the ground up for KitKat. Now Adobe is rolling out 2.1, and the most notable changes are two new in-app purchases. These two packs, already available in the iOS and Windows 8 versions of the app, are the Premium Looks pack for $3 and the Noise Reduction pack for $5.

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Adobe’s John Nack has gone Google, will join digital photography team

An important piece of Adobe is going Google. Rather than an app, the new addition is Adobe’s now former head of Photoshop, John Nack. After 14 years at Adobe, Nack now says he’s joining Google’s digital photography team.


This doesn’t come as a bitter ending, but rather a new chapter for Nack. In a blog post, he notes that he leaves to have more “Impact”. “It’s about doing something very different from, and I think complementary to, the work I’ve done at Adobe.” He goes on to note that many friends — and even his wife — are still part of Adobe, so a closer relationship between Google and Adobe is likely.

Though Nack is one man, he likely brings a wealth of insight to Google in regard to digital photogrpahy. Photoshop is thought of by many as the gold standard in the market, and Nack was instrumental there. Adobe also has a web-based version of Photoshop, to which Nack can likely reference in his new role at Google.

Google has been serious about created digital media for some time, even having a specific event to show off newer features last year. They also make strides to allow for automatic uploads of raw photos, and on-the-go editing. It will be interesting to see what tweaks and nuances Nack can offer Google Photos. We naturally don’t expect to see Photoshop-in-a-box, but we are excited to see what improvements and additions come of this.

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Adobe Photoshop Express updated, brings new editing and cloud features

Photoshop Express for Android has been revamped, offering users more editing tools. Adobe says their app has been completely redesigned, and thoroughly reimagined for Android 4.4. Those with the full Photoshop suite will love the new Express app, as will those who use it casually.

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 Express now comes with support for Revel, Adobe’s cloud service. The cloud storage allows for photo and video uploads, and Express users can now edit and upload in Revel. The new app also allows for sharing straight from Adobe’s cloud system, making for a more streamlined approach.

Editing features have also be revamped, with Adobe giving us additional tools and tweaks for better on-the-go editing. There are various new and updated filters, corrections, and cropping available. A new slider control allows for slighter controls, giving us all the ability to fine-tune our pics like never before in Photoshop Express.

Though redone and reworked, one new feature doesn’t work. Photoshop Express simply doesn’t work with Android’s ART runtime. Adobe openly admits to the issue on the Play Store page, and promises they’re working on it with Google. Thankfully, ART is still more a beta product than a daily-use item, as most of us still use Dalvik to keep things moving on our devices.

The app is free, which brings a great mobile suite to your device. Unfortunately, the Revel cloud storage will run you $5.99/month after a 30 day trial. For power users, it’s likely not going to be a problem to fork over some cash each month, but others may not feel the need. Still, the app is free, and really good, especially on tablets.
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Photoshop Touch For Phone Review: Worth The Price, Even If You’ve Already Paid It

unnamed (1)When we first covered Adobe’s “new” Photoshop Touch for smartphones, we were skeptical – after all, the tablet version wasn’t cheap, a and an extra five bucks for what was essentially the same app seemed like a bit of a rip-off. (Adobe isn’t exactly known for their reasonable pricing in any case.) But after using it extensively, I can say that not only is it worth every penny, it’s worth it even if you already own the tablet version.

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I don’t say that lightly – in a former life I was a graphic designer, and I’ve paid entirely too much money to this particular company over the years.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS Announced

photoshopThe world’s most popular application for editing photos and designing graphics for PCs and Macs Photoshop is now coming to your mobile device, the company that makes the program, Adobe, has announced.

Adobe Photoshop Touch will now be available for touchscreen smartphones and phablets running either of the two most popular mobile operating systems – Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Announced yesterday, Photoshop Touch offers a wide array of functionalities and can be installed on a smartphone. Those of us who have been abreast with the developments in the tablet world will know that Photoshop for tablets has been around since last year. This time, the released Photoshop is optimized for smaller screen devices.

According to Stephen Nielson, the product manager at Adobe, the company wanted to make Photoshop more accessible for users and more available even for situations where users did not have tablets at hand. This means that Photoshop Touch for smartphones brings all the core functionalities to millions of smartphone users worldwide who can edit their photos, design graphics and load psd files while on the move.

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Photoshop Touch for smartphones has literally identical features as Photoshop for tablets. The only difference is that it has been shrunken don to fit the average smartphone screen size. Users will still be able to use advanced selection tools, layers, filters and adjustments to manipulate images which they can open directly on their devices’ main memory or memory cards photo gallery or downloaded from the cloud. The application can load and edit images up to 12 megapixels in resolution.
A phone-optimized Scribble Select allows for precise selection as well as other actions such as cropping with the finger. There is also a Camera Fill tool which lets a user blend together layers in real time with pictures taken using the phone’s camera and even add textures. Adobe has gone the extra mile to ensure that each tool on Photoshop Touch is within the thumb reach – toolbars on the perimeter of the application window which allows for quick and convenient taps and swipes of tools used to manipulate the images.

Sharing option

There is also a quick sharing option embedded on the application to make it easy to upload the edited image to Facebook or Twitter or attach it to an email. This new Photoshop application for phones was created with focus on simplicity of use and provision of all the core tools available on Photoshop for computers on the mobile version. Adobe went a step further to add features that transform an image being edited into a completely different creation thanks to the advanced tools.

Compatibility

Applications created on desktop for PC or Mac are compatible across all platforms of the application. This means that a designer or an ordinary user can create an application on the desktop or laptop computer, carry out some editing on the tablet when they have time and when on the move finish it on their smartphones. The Creative Cloud feature saves the file with reversible steps – and all edits can be saved on the cloud for easy retrieval and editing.
Adobe offers a number of cloud subscriptions starting from a free cloud account to a $50 subscription with the free cloud account offering 2GB of storage.

Photoshop Touch for smartphones will work Android smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later operating systems, iPhone 4S and later iPhones and iPod Touch. If you would like to have a taste of how great it is to edit your phones on your phone, head on to iTunes store or Google Play Store and get Adobe Photoshop Touch for Smartphones for just $4.99.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch now available for smartphones

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There’s no question that Adobe Photoshop (PS Touch) is one of the premier photo editing apps, but up until today it was only available for tablets. Those of you that would like to utilize this powerful app on your phone will be happy to know that it was just released in the Play Store. I had a chance to see a hands on demo of it recently, and if you’re wondering if this version will be toned down, wonder no more because it’s not.

Now there’s both bad news and good news, First, the bad news, if you want to be able to use it on both your phone and tablet, you will have to buy both apps ($9.99 for tablet, $4.99 for phones). The good news is that if you utilize Adobe Creative Cloud, your projects will automatically sync between devices.

Features:

  • Use popular Photoshop features, such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters, to create mind-blowing images.
  • Improve your photos using classic Photoshop features to bring out the best in your photography. Apply precise tone and color adjustments to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a select area.
  • Create something other-worldly using painting effects, filter brushes, and so much more. With Photoshop Touch, the creative possibilities are endless.
  • Make your images pop with graphical text. Apply strokes, add drop shadows and fades, and more.
  • Take advantage of your device’s camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique Camera Fill feature.
  • Quickly combine images together. Select part of an image to extract just by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With the Refine Edge feature, use your fingertip to easily capture hard-to-select image elements, like hair.
  • Start a project on your phone and finish it on your tablet* or back in Photoshop** at your desk using a free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud™.*** Your projects are automatically synced between your devices.
  • Free membership to Creative Cloud provides 2GB of cloud storage.
  • Work on high-resolution images while maintaining the highest image quality. Images up to 12 megapixels are supported.

Check out their demo video below and hit one of the download links below to get started.

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Adobe Brings the Power of Photoshop to Mobile Phones

Brand New App Adobe Photoshop Touch for Phone Optimized for iPhone and Android Devices

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Feb. 27, 2013— Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of a new version of Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smart phones. Inspired by the highly successful Photoshop Touch for tablets, the phone app brings core features of Photoshop desktop software to mobile devices and offers similar intuitive, touch-based gestures and features.

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe is dedicated to serving our customers’ evolving creative workflow and we heard, loud and clear, that Photoshop fans wanted some core Adobe imaging magic on their smartphones.”

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers powerful new capabilities for smartphone users:

  • ·         Enhance images using popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters, tonal and color adjustments
  • ·         Apply effects and add graphical text for endless creative possibilities
  • ·         Edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers
  • ·         Combine images together quickly using the Scribble Selection feature, and easily refine your selection with the Refine Edge tool
  • ·         Automatically sync images to Adobe Creative Cloud™ with free 2GB of storage

 

“Photoshop Touch is a great way to work on an image on my mobile phone. The 400 percent touch zoom and organized interface in Photoshop Touch for phone made enhancing my images fun and easy,” said Brian Yap, creative director, Boxing Clever. “Working with curve adjustments and filters that use slider controls is especially intuitive.”

“Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers great depth and value with layering and blending features,” said Richard Gray, mobile photographer, educator and blogger, iphoggy.com. “I’ll be using Photoshop Touch for phone in class with my students this year as we look at the more artistic end of the creative process with dreamscapes and surreal images.”

“The depth of selection tool options offered in Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is unique to the photo compositing app market,” said Dan Marcolina, Marcolina Design & MarcolinaSlate LLC, author of iPhone Obsessed. “Now I, and other iPhonegraphers, can do even more exacting edge editing on the device where the image originated—our mobile phones.”

Adobe Create Cloud Workflow Integration

Photoshop Touch for phone is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud* and includes access to 2GB of Creative Cloud storage with a free account. Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from a tablet** or Photoshop*** desktop software. Creative Cloud is a radical rethinking of the entire creative process and an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can explore, create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web. Visit Adobe Creative Cloud for more information.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is immediately available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for US$4.99. For iOS devices, the app requires iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 5th generation; Android phones must run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.adobe.com/photoshoptouch. Customers may submit feedback and ask questions on the community powered feedback site:http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_touch_for_phone. Users may also connect with the Photoshop Touch Team directly onFacebook, via Twitter or on the Photoshop.com blog.

 

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Adobe Photoshop Touch Released For Android Smartphones

One of the world’s most popular photo editing software for the PC has just been released made available for Android devices. Adobe Photoshop is one of the most favored software used by professionals and amateurs to edit photos using a PC. Adobe Photoshop Touch aims to bring the powerful editing tools of the software to your smartphone.

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This newly released app is now available for download at Google Play for $5. You will need a device running on at least Android 4.0 and a storage space of 20 MB for this to run.

Almost all of the features available on the tablet version of this app is available in this newly released smartphone version. Adobe is even giving users a free 2 GB of cloud storage via Creative cloud.

Some of the key features available are

  • Layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters
  • Tone and color adjustments
  • Painting effects, filter brushes, and more
  • Make images pop with graphical text. Apply strokes, add drop shadows and fades
  • Unique Camera Fill feature
  • Quickly combine images together
  • Start a project on your phone and finish it on your tablet or back in Photoshop at your desk
  • Images up to 12 megapixels are supported

The app also allows you to instantly share your creations to popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

One feature that a lot of people will definitely love is that you can start a project on one device and finish it on another. Let’s say you start a project on your desktop, you can continue finishing the project on your mobile device.

One thing we didn’t like about this though is that if you are a tablet user and want this app to be installed in your smartphone you will have to re-purchase it again. That’s paying twice for an almost identical app.

Despite this it is still a very useful app to have especially if you are into photo editing.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch: No longer just for tablets

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Adobe has taken their excellent Photoshop Touch application for tablets, and shrunk things down to fit on the smaller screen. Available as a separate download — with it's own $4.99 price tag — The app offers the same great features the tablet edition does, which are essentially the core features of the desktop version. The app includes the ability to work with layers, filters, and brushes all bundled into an intuitive, gesture-based interface. In addition, the application is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, giving users 2GB of free storage to sync projects between the tablet app, the phone app, and the desktop. 

I use the tablet version of Photoshop Touch frequently, transferring images taken with my phone to Dropbox, then importing them into my tablet. The app is really well done, and takes mobile image editing to the next level. I'm not sure how well this will translate to my phone — I'm currently using the Nexus 4 — but folks with a Note 2 or even the original Note have another great use for the S Pen. You can find Adobe's press release after the break, and the download link from Google Play above.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch Now Available for Smartphones

This morning, Adobe released Photoshop Touch for iOS and Android smartphones. Previously only available for tablets, Adobe was able to shrink this powerful program down into a smaller-display friendly app and slap a $5 price tag on it. Much like the tablet version, Photoshop Touch brings countless editing features right to those gorgeous fingers of [...]

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Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for Android smartphones

Adobe Photoshop Touch has been available for Android tablets for some time now, however as of today, that support has come available for smartphones as well. The smartphone support has arrived in the form of a new app called Photoshop Touch for Phone and can be found by way of the Google Play Store. The app will seem familiar for those who have been using the tablet version. One exception to that statement however is the price, Photoshop Touch for Phone is $4.99.

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For those keeping track, the tablet version of Photoshop Touch remains priced at $9.99. And yes, this means those who are running the tablet version would need to make another purchase should they decide they want and/or need the phone version. The app is noted as being “almost identical set of features with the tablet app, in an experience designed for smaller screens.” That is to say Photoshop Touch for Phone users can expect to have features to include layers, advanced selection tools, adjustments and filters.

The phone version also includes a Photoshop Touch exclusive feature called Scribble Selection. This brings the ability to make high-precision selections using nothing more than your finger. Other features include Camera Fill which blends the camera feed with layers in real-time. And for those who cannot get enough filters, Photoshop Touch for Phone brings a new filter called Ripple as well as the ones that are available in the tablet version.

Those using the app on their phone will also get a free 2GB Adobe Creative Cloud account which will serve as a place to store files. The nice part with that, you can begin working on an image on your phone, save it to your Creative Cloud account and then pick up the editing using another device. Features aside, Photoshop Touch for Phone is currently sitting at version 1.0.0 and with support for devices running Android 4.0 ICS or later.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch now available for smartphones

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There’s no question that Adobe Photoshop (PS Touch) is one of the premier photo editing apps, but up until today it was only available for tablets. Those of you that would like to utilize this powerful app on your phone will be happy to know that it was just released in the Play Store. I had a chance to see a hands on demo of it recently, and if you’re wondering if this version will be toned down, wonder no more because it’s not.

Now there’s both bad news and good news, First, the bad news, if you want to be able to use it on both your phone and tablet, you will have to buy both apps ($9.99 for tablet, $4.99 for phones). The good news is that if you utilize Adobe Creative Cloud, your projects will automatically sync between devices.

Features:

  • Use popular Photoshop features, such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters, to create mind-blowing images.
  • Improve your photos using classic Photoshop features to bring out the best in your photography. Apply precise tone and color adjustments to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a select area.
  • Create something other-worldly using painting effects, filter brushes, and so much more. With Photoshop Touch, the creative possibilities are endless.
  • Make your images pop with graphical text. Apply strokes, add drop shadows and fades, and more.
  • Take advantage of your device’s camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique Camera Fill feature.
  • Quickly combine images together. Select part of an image to extract just by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With the Refine Edge feature, use your fingertip to easily capture hard-to-select image elements, like hair.
  • Start a project on your phone and finish it on your tablet* or back in Photoshop** at your desk using a free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud™.*** Your projects are automatically synced between your devices.
  • Free membership to Creative Cloud provides 2GB of cloud storage.
  • Work on high-resolution images while maintaining the highest image quality. Images up to 12 megapixels are supported.

Check out their demo video below and hit one of the download links below to get started.

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Full press release

Adobe Brings the Power of Photoshop to Mobile Phones

Brand New App Adobe Photoshop Touch for Phone Optimized for iPhone and Android Devices

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Feb. 27, 2013— Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of a new version of Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smart phones. Inspired by the highly successful Photoshop Touch for tablets, the phone app brings core features of Photoshop desktop software to mobile devices and offers similar intuitive, touch-based gestures and features.

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe is dedicated to serving our customers’ evolving creative workflow and we heard, loud and clear, that Photoshop fans wanted some core Adobe imaging magic on their smartphones.”

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers powerful new capabilities for smartphone users:

  • ·         Enhance images using popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters, tonal and color adjustments
  • ·         Apply effects and add graphical text for endless creative possibilities
  • ·         Edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers
  • ·         Combine images together quickly using the Scribble Selection feature, and easily refine your selection with the Refine Edge tool
  • ·         Automatically sync images to Adobe Creative Cloud™ with free 2GB of storage

 

“Photoshop Touch is a great way to work on an image on my mobile phone. The 400 percent touch zoom and organized interface in Photoshop Touch for phone made enhancing my images fun and easy,” said Brian Yap, creative director, Boxing Clever. “Working with curve adjustments and filters that use slider controls is especially intuitive.”

“Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers great depth and value with layering and blending features,” said Richard Gray, mobile photographer, educator and blogger, iphoggy.com. “I’ll be using Photoshop Touch for phone in class with my students this year as we look at the more artistic end of the creative process with dreamscapes and surreal images.”

“The depth of selection tool options offered in Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is unique to the photo compositing app market,” said Dan Marcolina, Marcolina Design & MarcolinaSlate LLC, author of iPhone Obsessed. “Now I, and other iPhonegraphers, can do even more exacting edge editing on the device where the image originated—our mobile phones.”

Adobe Create Cloud Workflow Integration

Photoshop Touch for phone is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud* and includes access to 2GB of Creative Cloud storage with a free account. Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from a tablet** or Photoshop*** desktop software. Creative Cloud is a radical rethinking of the entire creative process and an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can explore, create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web. Visit Adobe Creative Cloud for more information.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is immediately available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for US$4.99. For iOS devices, the app requires iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 5th generation; Android phones must run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.adobe.com/photoshoptouch. Customers may submit feedback and ask questions on the community powered feedback site:http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_touch_for_phone. Users may also connect with the Photoshop Touch Team directly onFacebook, via Twitter or on the Photoshop.com blog.

 

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Adobe Photoshop Touch Updated, Adds Optimization For 7-Inch Tablets

As you know, Adobe Photoshop Touch launched on Amazon’s Kindle Fire just a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday the app was updated in the Play Store to included optimization for 7-inch devices. The one downside is that the screen resolution is required to be 1024 x 600 at the very least, but that is good news for owners of the Google Nexus 7.

Besides the new optimization for 7-inch devices, a whole host of new features have been included in the update. Users will now be able to share their creations to both Facebook and Twitter directly from the app itself now. On top of that, new effects have been added, performance tweaks have been made, and on the visual side of things there is a improved grid layout. You can hit the Play Store link below to grab the update for Adobe Photoshop Touch for current owners.

If you don’t have the app yet, but are wanting to grab it as well it’ll cost you $9.99. It’s well worth the price and is — as you would expect — one of the best apps out there. Those who have tried to produce copies of Photoshop for mobile can not compare to how robust this app is. I highly suggest looking into it if you’ve got the cash to spend!

Have you tried some of the new features out yet? Have you tried the app on a 7-inch tablet yet? How is it fairing for you? Let us know in the comments what you think!

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Daily news roundup: November 28 2012

Electrify  Note

Sailboat Champions  HTC

New phones, special deals, news from carriers, great  apps — you name it and it happens just about every day in the wide world of Android. We know that you can't spend every minute glued to your screen to keep track of it all, so here are highlights of the day all wrapped up and easy to read.

Software everywhere

Carriers and manufacturers in the news

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Tomorrow, we get to do it all over again! See you then.

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Adobe Photoshop Touch updated to be optimized for 7-inch tablets

Adobe Photoshop Touch has updated their app and optimized it for 7-inch devices. The screen resolution of the device must meet the standards of 1024×600 for the optimization to take into effect. Other than that, here’s what you can also expect within the new update:

  • Optimized user interface for 7-inch devices (minimum screen resolution 1024×600)
  • Smoother brush strokes
  • Two new Effects: Lens Flare (under “&” menu) and Stamp Pattern
  • Improved grid layout for projects, tutorials, and images
  • New support for sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and other registered apps
  • Quick access to last 5 colors with new shortcut (drag down on Color)
  • Various bug fixes

The update brings the apps version to 1.4.1 and is available for $9.99 on the Google Play Store. Download links will be provided after the break!

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Adobe Photoshop Touch updated and optimized for 7-inch devices

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Following the launch of Adobe Photoshop Touch a couple of weeks ago for the Amazon Kindle Fire, the app has been updated today in the Play Store with optimization for 7-inch devices. The one caveat is that the screen resolution must be at least 1024×600, but that puts the Google Nexus 7 right on deck. 

Besides this there's a smattering of other new features included, one of which is new ways to share your creations to Facebook and Twitter. Additionally to this there's some new effects, and enhancements to both performance and the visual side with an improved grid layout. The update is now live in the Google Play Store for current owners, and if you're picking it up for the first time it'll cost you $9.99/£6.99. 

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Adobe Photoshop Touch now available on Amazon Kindle Fires

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Right on time with the first shipments of the newest Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Adobe has announced that it has made its Photoshop Touch app available in the Amazon App Store for Kindle devices. The app is optimized for both 7 and 8.9-inch screens and will work on the entire Kindle Fire line, save for the original Fire (which likely isn't powerful enough).

This app is every bit the same in usage as the one available in the Play Store today, and is now available for download in the Amazon App Store for $9.99 at the source link below.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes to Canada

Samsung has launched their newest tablet in Canada today, announcing the availability of the WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The S Pen-enabled slate hits the shelves of a variety of retailers, including Best Buy and Future Shop. Pricing starts at $499 for the 32GB version.

The Galaxy Note 10.1, which launched elsewhere over the summer, features a quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, a 5MP camera, and Android 4.0 out of the box. A carrier-branded version could hit Canadian networks later this year.

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF INNOVATION TO THE CANADIAN MARKETPLACE
The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Inspires a Culture of Active Content Creation, Productivity, and Learning

MISSISSAUGA, ON, September 21, 2012 – Samsung Canada, today announced that the highly anticipated GALAXY Note 10.1 is now available in the Canadian marketplace. The device is available for purchase at authorized retail partners across Canada.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 extends the GALAXY Note category, building on the success of last year’s worldwide hit smartphone – and delivering the functionality and precision of a pen and paper by combining the S Pen with a 10.1-inch large display. Featuring an advanced S Pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity, GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed for natural and intuitive content creation.

“The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 enables users to create content anytime, anywhere with the value added S-Pen,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions, Samsung Canada. “The S Pen offers active content creation and productivity, while the Note 10.1 is the ideal screen size to consume multimedia – whether watching videos or looking at files on-the-go. This truly provides Canadians with a unique and true multitasking experience.”

True Multitasking with Multiscreen Feature

With GALAXY Note 10.1’s Multiscreen feature, users can effortlessly utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously for true and easy multitasking. Users can view Web pages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen – no need to toggle back and forth between apps.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 features applications to meet the increasing needs of a growing mobile workforce, from interfacing with customers to creative sharing. Featured applications include: S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery and Polaris Office.

S Pen & S Note – Make it Personal

The S Note application is a unique tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. Shape Match converts hand-drawn shapes such a square and lines into clean and perfect versions – perfect for creating charts and formula Match can actually solve formulas hand-written with the S Pen.

The S Pen is embedded directly into a slot in the device and when removed, activates a taskbar with quick access to optimized S Pen apps such as S Note, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Polaris Office Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly.

S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that users can search for content, obtain information, and easily drag and drop content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.

Adobe Photoshop Touch – Edit Photos Like Never Before

Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, is preloaded on the GALAXY Note 10.1 and is optimized for S Pen, enabling users to control brush size and opacity by just adjusting the pressure of the pen on the screen.

Users can also use popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images, or use the high quality GALAXY Note 10.1 camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature. With Photoshop Touch, it’s also a snap to add or remove people or objects from a photo, or blend two photos together.

Photoshop Touch is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud providing users free access to powerful file syncing and sharing features and 2GB of storage space. Files can be synched to the Creative Cloud and opened in Photoshop on the desktop or laptop for further refinement.

The Ultimate Experience

Samsung is adding even more value to the Note 10.1 through a range of partners with featured applications on the device:

To allow seamless collaboration with others, the GALAXY Note 10.1 offers a free two-year subscription to Dropbox, giving users 50 GB of storage space – a $100 value.**
Samsung Smart Remote, powered by Peel, utilizes the built-in IR emitter in the GALAXY Note 10.1 to transform the device into a sophisticated universal remote control that can control an entire home entertainment system and even recommend programs.
Finally, Polaris Office lets provides robust word processing, spreadsheet and presentation capabilities, while S Pen support makes it a snap to mark up and annotate documents.

Pricing and Availability

GALAXY Note 10.1 will be available for $499 MSRP at major Canadian retail partners beginning September 21st, 2012.

For additional information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Product Specifications

Processor: 1.4 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM
Display: 255.8mm (10.1”) WXGA(1280×800) LCD + Digitizer
OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Multimedia:
Camera: Main (Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash and Sub (Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera
Video: Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD Recording
Audio: Music Player with SoundAlive and a 3.5mm Ear Jack
Memory: 32GB User Memory + MicroSD Expansion Slot (up to 32 GB)
Dimensions: 262 x 180 x 8.9, 597g
Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* *See www.dropbox.com/help/338 for terms and conditions of Dropbox offer.

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Future Adobe Photoshop Versions Will Not Offer Windows XP Support

Adobe has officially announced that the going forward, upcoming Photoshop photo editing softwares versions will not be compatible with Microsoft Windows XP operating system. The current iteration, Photoshop CS6 version 13.0 will be the last version of the photo editing software that will work on the 11 year old Microsoft Windows operating system.

Explaining why Adobe made the decision, Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty said the following in Adobe’s official blog:
“Leveraging advances available on newer operating systems and hardware allows us to deliver significantly better performance, and focus our innovation efforts around the areas of the greatest benefit to our customers.”
“Photoshop CS6 already demonstrates that relying on a modern operating system, graphics cards/GPUs and graphics drivers can lead to substantial improvements in 3D, Blur Gallery and Lighting Effect features not available to Windows XP customers. The team hopes that by providing this information early it will help you understand our current decisions around operating system support and where we we’re headed with future releases of Photoshop. We encourage all customers who are currently using Windows XP to begin making their migration plans now so they can fully take advantage of future Photoshop innovations as soon as they are available.”

The lack of support will extend to future upgrades as well, even updates to Creative Cloud members using Windows XP will be stopped. Creative Cloud members enjoy updates from Adobe even before they are released officially, including features that will are meant to be introduced with CS7. Hence, these updates will not work on Windows XP.

This is not the first Adobe product to lose Windows XP compatibility, however. Adobe Lightroom 4, a professional photography tool, no longer offers support for Windows XP either.

Windows XP is Microsoft’s highest selling and the most popular operating system till date and even after a period of 11 years, the operating system is still going strong, thanks to three service packs which brought with them timely upgrades. However, Microsoft announcement to stop support for the old OS in a couple of years, coupled with the launch of the radically different Windows 8 will mean Windows XP will slowly but surely come to rest soon.

 

Source: CNET

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Android Apps Unavailable On Amazon’s Kindle Fire

The thing about technical specification sheets is that they naturally do not mention what consumers miss by purchasing the device. Save for some eagle-eyed consumers and those with technological know-how, many consumers find what they are missing once they have already bought the device and played with it for some time.

The situation is no different for the Amazon Kindle Fire. On paper, it has pretty decent specifications. However, as Gizmodo notes, those who thoroughly enjoy Android apps will find several of these are unavailable for users of the tablet.

For instance, games like Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto III, Shoot the Zombirds, Osmos and Oscura are all reportedly missing from the list of apps that Kindle Fire users may download.

Adobe Photoshop Touch, a must-have paid app for designers who want to do some retouching while on the go, is also absent from the list of apps available for the Kindle Fire. Users, however, can opt to download the Photoshop Express, the free version, although such app is not nearly as powerful as Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Firefox fans will also not be able to download Firefox for Android and thus lose the chance to sync their bookmarks from their desktop browser with the mobile device. Granted, Kindle Fire’s native browser called Silk is good, but it is still better to have alternatives to allow users to choose which service is better for them.

Groupon, the popular deal-of-the-day service is likewise not available on the Kindle Fire. Its absence is said to be explained Amazon’s status as a stakeholder in LivingSocial, Groupon’s competitor.

Another app is Instagram. Its unavailability on the previous Kindle Fire was understandable since that tablet did not have a camera, and therefore could not allow users to use Instagram’s features.  Even now, however, the tablet still does not allow users to view Instagram feeds from other users of the the photo-sharing social network.

Lastly, and this is obvious, Google Apps like the Play Store, Youtube, Chrome, Gmail, Wallet, Earth, Calendar, Translate, Maps, and Drive may not be used by the Kindle Fire users.

All these considered, the Amazon Appstore does offer more books and music than Google Play does. Still, there is a workaround for this issue. Users of other Android devices may simply download the Kindle app and the Amazon MP3 app from Google Play to enjoy such content.

via gizmodo

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Adobe Photoshop Touch Update Brings Support for Larger Images

For Android users that like to use Photoshop on the go, life just got a little bit easier. Adobe updated it’s Photoshop Touch app, one of the better photo editing apps in the Play Store. The latest update brings a few new languages, new effects and general bug fixes.

The biggest addition has to be the ability to edit higher resolution pictures, which was a major criticism in our review of the app back in March. Now you can edit images up to 12 megapixels on your Android tablet while keeping the integrity of the image. This was a limiting feature in the past and the update allows for a more full Photoshop experience. Finally, they added Russian and Brazilian Portuguese as new languages.

When you consider the updates, plus the new scrolling fixes and ability to toggle between different views of the image, the $10 Photoshop Touch app is an even better investment than before. Hit the break for download links.

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Samsung announces free apps for Galaxy Note 10.1 owners

Android Central

Good news for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 early adopters — Sammy’s announced that it’s teamed up with a number of high-profile developers to bring free apps to its new stylus-toting ICS tablet. In addition to Adobe Photoshop touch, which is bundled on the tablet, Samsung’s offering Note 10.1 owners, there’s rhythm creation app Drop the Beat, Spot the Difference and Where Is It? for the kids, and Need for Speed and Sonic 4. 

The full list is fairly exhaustive, and spans both the Google Play Store and Samsung’s own app store, so check it out after the break. All apps, Samsung says, have been optimized for use with the Note 10.1's Wacom-based S Pen.

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Hands on with Adobe Photoshop Touch on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Part 1 – Editing a Picture [Video]

We’ve seen a lot of demos, but rarely do we actually get to be part of them. Today Samsung was showing off the prowess of the Galaxy Note 10.1, and specifically the Adobe Photoshop Touch app that comes pre-installed. It also happens to be S Pen optimized so you can really push it to the limits. They took a picture of our own Roy Alugbue and cropped him out, added a background, and made various adjustments. There’s no shortage of things you can do with this tab.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Stay tune for part 2 because yours truly poses for a portrait.

 


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Hands on with Adobe Photoshop Touch on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Part 2 – Drawing a Portrait [Video]

After Roy got his picture taken and edited on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 this afternoon at the Samsung launch event, it was my turn to pose for a portrait. Samsung had about 4 stations with artists for drawing portraits, and I was lucky enough to get a chance to get in on one. I have the utmost respect for people who can draw freely, and I was thoroughly impressed. This was all done utilizing the Adobe Photoshop Touch app that comes pre-installed on the Note 10.1. Again it’s S Pen optimized so there is no shortage of things you can do with this app. If you can imagine it, you can probably do it.

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Photoshop Touch to come preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Android Central

If you hadn't already noticed, we're live at the launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. With the new tablet being very much an ideal candidate for photo editing, it makes sense that Samsung have teamed up with Adobe Systems and have included Photoshop Touch preloaded on the device.

For those of us that either cannot afford the PC/Mac version, or those just looking for an app to play around with the Note 10.1's bundled S Pen, this is the perfect opportunity to do so without having to spend hard earned cash on the app.

The full feature list boasts some impressive capabilities – 

  • Use Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
  • Use your tablet camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
  • Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease.
  • Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
  • Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
  • Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
  • Sync projects with Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5 or higher.
  • Free membership to Creative Cloud gives you 2GB of cloud storage plus the ability to sync between tablet and desktop, access files from the web, and easily share with others. Learn more at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud

We're sure this is one of the first apps new Note 10.1 owners will look to try out, so kudos to Samsung and Adobe for making it happen.

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 10.1 for the U.S. Market, Available tomorrow for $499/16GB or $549/16GB

We’re live at the Samsung event in NYC and as expected, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1. The heart of this tab is the advanced S Pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity. If you remember, when we first saw the Note 10.1, it was at Mobile World Congress, but there wasn’t a slot for the S Pen. This version has been completely revamped to include a slot, but most interesting is that when a user removes the S Pen, it activates a taskbar for quick access to optimized S Pen apps such as S Note, Adobe Photoshop Touch, and Polaris Office.

We’ve seen the S Note application in the original Galaxy Note, but this is an updated version in that it has Shape Match, which converts hand-drawn shapes into perfect versions for charts. You can even hand-write a formula and Match will solve it for you. S Note also has knowledge search engine integration so you can easily search for whatever you want by writing it with the S Pen.

The other major change from Mobile World Congress is a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor (as opposed to a dual-core) and 2GB of RAM. The quad-core and extra RAM is going to make the Galaxy Note 10.1 a multitasking dream. The Multiscreen feature allows you to utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously. This means you can view Web pages or videos (or any other application) on one side of the screen while you’re writing notes or sketching with the S Pen on the other side of the screen. You can even capture or crop images from an app on one side and drag it to the app on the other side. For now, apps that support the Multiscreen include S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery, and Polaris Office. This is something we saw back at MWC, but will work much better with more horsepower.

You will also find Pop up Play, which was introduced in the Galaxy S III. It allows you to play back videos in a floating window that can be moved to anywhere on the screen. This makes it easy for you to watch a video and write an email at the same time.

Users will find Adobe Photoshop Touch pre-installed, a $9.99 value. It also happens to be S Pen optimized so users can control brush size and opacity by adjusting the pressure of the pen on the screen.

Don’t forget about reading books because the Note 10.1 can handle that as well. Kno’s e-textbook platform will be preloaded. This means k-12 or higher education students can download thousands of interactive textbooks. Not only that, the new Social Sharing feature lets users highlight and annotate text with the S Pen as well as share those annotations with other students and teachers. You will also find the NOOK free reading app from Barnes & Noble preloaded as well as a customized NOOK for Android widget.

Samsung has been including IR emitters along with the Peel Remote software in their most recent tablets, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 is no exception. This allows users to use the Note 10.1 as a universal remote control for their home theater and get recommended programs.

Dropbox users will be happy to know that Samsung continues their partnership by including 50GB of storage for Free for two years.

Last but not least, you will also find some of the newer features that were introduced with the Galaxy S III like Smart Stay, AllShare Play, and Group Cast.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available nationwide in stores and online at retailers such as Best Buy, HH Gregg, Amazon, CDW, and TigerDirect. For those of you in New York City, you can grab one at BBY’s Union Square store beginning at noon EST today. Pricing will be $499 for 16GB or $549 for 32GB, and you will have your choice of white or dark gray. As far as accessories, they include the S Pen replacement, S Pen Holder Kit, Book Cover in gray or white, Travel Charger, USB connection Kit for thumb drives and other USB peripherals, HDMI adapter, and a Universal Desktop Dock.

As far as the hardware specs go, here’s the full list:

  • 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display + Digitizer
  • 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.9MP front camera
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage
  • microSD for up to an additional 32GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0 / WiFi / WiFi Direct
  • USB 2.o Host / mHL / iR LED
  • 7,000mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8.9mm thick / 597 grams

Full Press Release

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Has Arrived

Game-Changing Device Hits U.S. Store Shelves Tomorrow;

New York, April 15, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced its highly anticipated GALAXY Note 10.1 for the U.S. market. The device will be available for purchase tomorrow – August 16th, 2012 – across the U.S.at authorized retailers.

At a launch event in New York City, Samsung will be joined by fashion designer Zac Posen, who has created looks for the most elite stars, and acclaimed writer, producer, director Baz Luhrmann (William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge and the forthcoming The Great Gatsby). Each will provide a window into their own creative process, and how the Galaxy Note 10.1 will unleash new levels of inspiration in their work.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 extends the GALAXY Note category, building on the success of last year’s worldwide hit smartphone – and delivering the functionality and precision of a pen and paper by combining the S Pen with a 10.1-inch large display.

Adobe’s premium creative application, Photoshop® Touch is preloaded and optimized for Samsung’s S Pen to deliver unprecedented precision and control.

The device also introduces the game changing Multiscreen feature, which allows users to actually operate two different apps side-by-side, simultaneously, on the same screen.

Thanks to a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM, the Galaxy Note 10.1 can handle it all without missing a beat.

“Our goal with the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 was simple – redefine the tablet experience,” said Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America. “The S Pen offers both active content creation as well as passive content consumption, while the Multiscreen capability finally enables true multitasking. For the user, the resulting experience is completely new and quite unexpected.”

 

True Multitasking with Multiscreen Feature

 

With GALAXY Note 10.1’s Multiscreen feature, users can effortlessly utilize two different applications side-by-side simultaneously for true and easy multitasking. Users can view Web pages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen – no need to toggle back and forth between apps.

Further, users can even capture and crop images from an app on one side, and drag them to an app on the side – for enhanced creativity and productivity.

Apps supported for Multiscreen are S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery and Polaris Office . The Galaxy Note 10.1 thus meets the increasing needs of a growing mobile workforce, from interfacing with customers to creative sharing.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 also offers the Pop up Play feature first introduced on the GALAXY S III Smartphone. With it, users can play back videos in a floating window that can be overlaid anywhere on the screen, providing a “picture in picture” experience. New for the GALAXY Note 10.1 is the ability to adjust the size of the video window.

In addition, GALAXY Note 10.1 offers a mini-apps tray that can launch a selection of mini-app on top of others apps and freely moved around the screen. These include Alarm, S Note, Music Player, Email, Calculator, World Clock.

 

S Pen & S Note Make it Personal

 

Featuring an advanced S Pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity, GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed for natural and intuitive content creation. The S Pen is embedded directly into a slot in the device and when removed, activates a taskbar with quick access to optimized S Pen apps such as S Note, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Polaris Office.  Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly.

The S Note application is a unique tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. Shape Match converts hand-drawn shapes such a square and lines into clean and perfect versions – perfect for creating charts.formula Match can actually solve formulas hand-written with the S Pen.

S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that users can search for content, obtain information, and easily drag and drop content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.

 

Adobe Photoshop Touch – Edit Photos Like Never Before

 

Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, normally a $9.99 purchase, is preloaded on the GALAXY Note 10.1. Further, since it is optimized for S Pen, users are able to control brush size and opacity by just adjusting the pressure of the pen on the screen.

“Samsung’s GALAXY Note 10.1, with its pressure-sensitive S Pen, truly unleashes the power of Adobe Photoshop Touch and provides a great tool for creative expression,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “More than ever, people around the world want to create, wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. We’re excited to be working with Samsung and look forward to seeing what they with the S Pen and Photoshop Touch.”

Users can also use popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images, or use the high quality GALAXY Note 10.1 camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.

With Photoshop Touch, it’s also a snap to add or remove people or objects from a photo, or blend two photos together.

To get users started quickly, in-depth step-by-step tutorials are provided to help users learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.

Photoshop Touch is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud providing users free access to powerful file syncing and sharing features and 2GB of storage space. Files can be synched to the Creative Cloud and opened in Photoshop on the desktop or laptop for further refinement.

 

The Ultimate ebook Experience

Samsung is adding even more value through a range of partners.

Kno, a pioneer in education software, will offer its e-textbook platform preloaded on the GALAXY Note 10.1. With it, k-12 or higher education students can say goodbye to heavy backpacks filled with books and instead, download any of thousands of interactive textbooks. Even better, with the new Social Sharing feature announced today, they can utilize the S Pen to highlight and annotate the texts, and share those annotations with other students and teachers in the context of their book.

The popular NOOK® free reading app from Barnes & Noble will also be preloaded on the GALAXY Note as well as a customized NOOK for Android Widget allowing quick and easy access to titles directly from the desktop.

A range of other partners are involved as well, delivering a complete solution.

To allow seamless collaboration with others, the GALAXY Note 10.1 offers a free two-year subscription to Dropbox, giving users 50 GB of storage space – a $100 value.**

Samsung Smart Remote, powered by Peel, utilizes the built-in IR emitter in the GALAXY Note 10.1 to transform the device into a sophisticated universal remote control that can control an entire home entertainment system and even recommend programs.

Finally, Polaris Office lets provides robust word processing, spreadsheet and presentation capabilities, while S Pen support makes it a snap to mark up and annotate documents.

 

Superior Hardware Performance and Connectivity

 

GALAXY Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of GALAXY Note 10.1. The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 carries over several features first introduced with the hit GALAXY S III smartphone, making it an ideal companion tablet for owners of that devices. ShareShot which makes it a snap to automatically share photos in real time between the GALAXY Note 10.1 and the GALAXY S III.

Smart Stay, first introduced with the GALAXY S III, uses the camera in the GALAXY Note 10.1 to prevent the device from going into standby mode while it detects a user in front of the device.

Finally, with AllShare® Play, users can share content with a large group in real-time by connecting GALAXY Note 10.1 to Samsung HD TVs, phones, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. With Group Cast, users can also share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images in real time, without loading the files separately.

 

Available Aug 16th Across the U.S.

 

GALAXY Note 10.1 will be available beginning Aug 16th nationwide in store and online at retailers including Best Buy, HH Gregg, Amazon, CDW and TigerDirect.

In a special promotion, Samsung will also be making the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available at BBY’s Union Square store in NYC beginning at noon EST today, Aug 15th.

The device will be available in choice of white or dark gray, and in 16 GB or 32 GB memory configurations, for $499 or $549 SRP, respectively.

Available accessories include replacement S Pen, S Pen Holder Kit, Book Cover in Grey or White, Travel Charger, USB Connection Kit to allow usage of thumb drives or USB peripherals, HDMI adapter and Universal Desktop Dock.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

 

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Product Specifications

 

Processor

 1.4 GHz quad-core processor

Display

 255.8mm (10.1”) WXGA(1280×800) LCD + Digitizer

OS

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED FlashSub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel VT Camera

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8,  WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebMFull HD(1080p) Playback & HD Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3, OGG, WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI, WAV, AC-3, FlacMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner)(* more S Pen optimized apps are available via Samsung Apps)
Multiscreen
Adobe® Photoshop® Touch
Shape Match, Formula Match
Polaris Office
Kno

Sharing Features

Samsung AllShare Play / Samsung AllShare Cast / ShareShot
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Content Features & Services

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub-        Music Hub / Game Hub / Media Hub
Samsung S Suggest
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Play Music
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Enterprise Solutions

Exchange ActiveSyncOn-Device EncryptionCisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)Juniper Junos Pulse VPN

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel BondingmHL, 3.5mm, IR LED(Smart Remote: Universal Remote Control)

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope

Memory

16/32 GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)microSD (up to 32 GB)

Dimension

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm, 597g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

* See www.dropbox.com/help/338 for terms and conditions of Dropbox offer.

Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries

About Samsung Electronics America

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for information.


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Adobe Photoshop Touch – Worth $9.99?

I used to own an old Windows Tablet that supported pen input, and being able to use Photoshop with a pen was fantastic. Ever since capacitive screen tablets have become popular, those of us who create graphical images have been clamoring for a powerful photo editing and drawing app that puts fingers to good use. The loss of pen input (Galaxy Note users notwithstanding) has made drawing on a tablet a bit tougher, and though you could never get as accurate with the tip of your finger as you can with the tip of a pen, the software could help make the touch experience better.

There have been many drawing apps for Android tablets, such as AutoDesk’s SketchBook Mobile, and Fresco. Though these apps are good in their own ways, to me they have always felt slightly lacking. This is probably because I have been using Adobe Photoshop since the early 90′s and have become accustomed to the way Adobe does things… layers, filter effects, selection tools, etc.

Last year, I had the opportunity to be part of the beta team for an Adobe tablet app codenamed “FunTa”, short for “Fun Tablet”. Yeah, I know, not the best name, but it was just a codename. This tablet app is what is now known as Adobe Photoshop Touch, part of Adobe’s Touch series of apps, which include Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Kuler, and Adobe Proto.

Before I get into the review, here’s a couple of sample drawings I created using the beta version of Photoshop Touch.

Beyond the Beta
After the beta testing of FunTa was over, I decided to pay the $9.99 for the released version of Adobe Photoshop Touch. Installing the public release I noticed just a few minor differences between it and the beta. Mostly, it was just a final bit of polish added, and the social side was enabled, namely integration with Facebook and Google images. Also, the Creative Cloud, Adobe’s own free 2GB of cloud storage, was now fully active.

The Creative Cloud
Adobe is positioning Photoshop Touch more as a supplement to the full desktop version of Photoshop. To that end, they use the Creative Cloud as a “Dropbox” for your Touch projects that can then be opened in your desktop Photoshop with all layers intact. This is useful if you are using Photoshop Touch to do some work while mobile, and later plan to finish on your desktop. One limitation, however, is that Photoshop Touch can only work on images up to a maximum size of 1600 x 1600 pixels. That’s pretty small for most serious art work. You could, with a little work, use the Creative Cloud to work on smaller portions of a larger desktop project. The reason for the size limitation is purely hardware based. The larger the image, the more memory is required to handle it. Tablets are limited both in RAM and storage space for swapping to disk. Placing a hard size limit to your images allows Adobe to make sure the app runs smoothly on most tablets. In other words, it’s a necessary evil.

Built-in Tutorials
When you first launch Adobe Photoshop Touch, you are presented with two choices: Begin a Tutorial, and Begin a Project.

If you are familiar with the traditional desktop Photoshop, the user interface of the touch version won’t be too unfamiliar, at least in a general sense. But for those who have never used Photoshop at all, there is a bit of a learning curve, especially since most options are presented as simple icons, so it’s not immediately obvious what each icon does. Also, how to use each feature in a useful workflow can only really be learned by doing it. This is why Adobe included a set of tutorials walking you through some common real-world use cases, such as how to add or remove people in images, create camera layers, make photo frames, etc.

These tutorials are great since they walk you through the process step-by-step while actually using the tools in the app. By the time you finish any of these tutorials, you will know how to use all the tools that tutorial was focusing on, plus you get a good idea of some ways to apply those tools. Very nice touch, Adobe.

Starting a Project
When you start a project, you get the option to import an image from your camera, your device’s gallery, Facebook, the Creative Cloud, or Google. If you don’t want to start with an image, you can simply create a blank image of any size up to 1600 x 1600 pixels. In my example, I am going to import a picture from my Facebook feed.

I chose this picture of a cat statue we have in our backyard.

Adding Depth of Field – Blurring the Background
So let’s say you want to take this image and blur the background to create a greater depth of field to the photo, making the cat statue stand out more. To do that, we’re going to have to select the background. Photoshop Touch provides many selection tools and modes, just like the desktop version, but it adds one new selection method unique to the touch version: Scribble Select.

Scribble Select is a special selection mode that takes advantage of your fingertip. The way it works is that you use your fingertip to draw around the very edge of what you want to select, then you draw a second line just outside the first, basically around the edge of what you don’t want to select. Sounds harder than it is. Here’s the first line:

 And here’s the second:

Once the second line is finished, the selection is made. Of course, I said I wanted to select the background, but I selected the cat in the foreground. So next I have to invert the selection. This is done through the selection menu dropdown at the top of the screen.

Once the background is selected, it’s usually a good idea to feather that selection, which essentially just makes it a softer edge. The feather option is available from the same menu dropdown as above. Once you select it, you can control the edge of the selection.

Now that we have the background selection how we want it, we need to apply a blur. The blur effect is found under the FX menu.

Select the Gaussian Blur tool and adjust the parameters until satisfied.

As you can see, the background is now blurred and the foreground pops.

Color Adjustments
Other features ripped from the desktop version includes a whole slew of color adjustments.

 Let’s apply Black & White.

Make it Look Old
Making a photograph look old is usually done using a Sepia tone filter. Adobe Photoshop Touch makes it easy by including an Old Sepia filter under the FX menu.

The Old Sepia filter has a couple of adjustable parameters, namely saturation and intensity. This is a nice addition since it makes it easy to dial in the exact amount of “oldness” you want applied to your photo.

Adding Text
All this image needs now is some text. I decided I wanted to name our little statue “Old Mr. Whiskerson”. The text tool is available under the ampersand icon in the top menu.

The fonts available are plentiful and you should be able to find one that matches your design.

After selecting a font and entering text, you can select a color, change text size and position, and more.

Layers
One of the most powerful features of the desktop version of Photoshop is the concept of layers. Layers contain designs, such as images or text, and can be stacked on top of each other and operated on independently. In this example, when the text was added, it was created in its own layer on top of the cat layer.

Layers can be hidden or deleted, reordered, and their opacities can be adjusted. Also, the blend mode of each layer can be changed to create some interesting effects between layers. Blend Mode basically adjusts how one layer is displayed over another layer, with options such as Darken, Multiply, Lighten, Difference, and more. The best way to see what each mode does is to try it.

Saving and Sharing
Once your work of art is complete, you can just touch the back arrow at the top left of the screen to get the save prompt.

Once you save your project locally, it will show up on your main projects page.

From here you can choose to share your image. The icons across the top of this screen act on the projects. The first icon allows you to upload your project to your Creative Cloud account. The second icon displays the share options, which include Save to Camera Roll (local gallery), Share to Facebook, and Share by Email.

Interestingly, the email option would better be labeled “Share by Email or Other” since what it actually does is open up the standard Android share list so you can choose any app to share to.

Here’s what the final image looks like:

Conclusion
What I’ve done in this review is go through an example project from start to finish to give you a good idea of some of the features that Adobe Photoshop Touch provides. It is indeed very powerful, but also comes at the cost of a moderately steep learning curve. Users of the desktop version should feel right at home after half an hour of use, but newbies will need a little more time to digest all the concepts and tools this powerful app provides. The built-in tutorials are highly recommended for all users to go through at least once.

Let me list what I feel are the pros and cons of the app:

Pros:

  • Layers support
  • Creative Cloud integration
  • Many color adjustment filters
  • Many special effects filters
  • Designed with the fingertip in mind
  • Full set of powerful selection tools, including Scribble Selection
  • Facebook image integration
  • Google image search
  • Very well done tutorials built in to app
  • Makes great use of your tablet’s camera (importing as well as live camera fill during editing)
Cons:
  • Maximum image size of 1600 x1600
  • Touch is still not as good as pen for precise drawing
  • Can get slightly laggy with large images or multiple layers
  • Text is not editable after being added
  • No Google+ images or Picasa integration.

Overall, I give Adobe Photoshop Touch a huge thumbs up. For those of us who use traditional Photoshop on a daily basis, a powerful mobile version is a nice supplement. Will it ever take over for the full version? No, but that’s not what it’s meant to do. I can see using it to create small images for blog posts or websites, but not for doing a final print ad or poster design. Also, it’s a great tool to get inspired and work out some ideas while on the go, a sort of mobile digital sketchpad with enough depth to get your ideas across meaningfully.

For me, it is certainly worth the $9.99 I paid for it. For those just looking for a simple drawing app for your tablet and don’t plan to do anything serious, it’s probably over the top. This is truly a professional tool.

Download Adobe Photoshop Touch from the Play Store link or QR code below.

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Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 27, 2012

Since we’re live at MWC, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the massive amount of hands-on articles we’ve managed to get up today. So instead of a wrap-up, this will consist more of a ‘hands-on’ summary of devices for our second day at MWC. First up, we got to glance at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We received a few snapshots with it alongside the original 5.3″ Galaxy Note for an easy comparison. Usually you don’t see devices ship with Adobe Photoshop, but the Note 10.1 will already include Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas – a few apps that cost $10 each on the Android Market.


Next up, we managed to handle all three new devices from ASUS. We first got to play with the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, an LTE tablet that is much like the Transformer Prime. It’s only difference is a slightly lower resolution, and its bezel is composed of plastic instead of aluminum. We then saw the Transformer Pad Infinity 700, a tablet that looks almost identical to the Prime. Unlike the Pad 300, this one will have an even better resolution than the Prime. And finally, we were able to see the Padfone up close. It was my personal favorite, and is bound to change the mobile industry. Be sure to check out the included bluetooth headset built into the stylus in their new YouTube advertisement.

Toshiba unveiled a 7.7″ quad-core prototype tablet today as well. It was unbelievably thin, in the 8mm range even. We’re not really sure on it’s specs but can tell it will offer external storage via a microSD card slot. It’s code-named the AT270, so we’ll need to keep an eye out for more information down the road. Huawei also had a couple tablets at MWC this year as well; the MediaPad 10FHD and Ascend D smartphone. The Ascend is a quad-core device, coming in at 4.5 inches and hosting a vanilla version of Android 4.0. Unlike the Galaxy Nexus, they’ve opted for capacitive buttons instead of an expanded screen. As for the MediaPad 10FHD, it will ship with both a WiFi-only version and 3G/4G variants.

And finally, it’s worth mentioning the Orange Intel ‘Santa Clara’ phone. Unveiled by Orange, the device is definitely a prototype. The ‘Santa Clara’ comes without a manufacture and was probably produced to show off Intel’s Medfield processor clocked at 1.6GHz. Be sure to check out the hands-on clip!


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Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy Note 10.1

We already knew we were going to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 after we saw the huge billboard in Barcelona yesterday, but now we have the official announcement and device specs. Not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab 2, the Galaxy Note 10.1 provides more of a desktop experience and allows for ‘multiscreen’ use, having more than one app open at the same time. That means you can be watching a video or reading an email all the while simultaneously taking notes or browsing the web. The Galaxy Note 10.1 differs from the Galaxy Tab in that it comes with an included  S Pen (specialized stylus), as seen with the the smaller Galaxy Note smartphone.

The 10.1 Note sports a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, has 1GB of RAM, runs ICS with the Touchwiz overlay, a 3MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. The device comes equipped HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and Glonass features. The display measures 10.1-inches diagonally, has a resolution of 1280 x 800, and looks to be flanked by front facing speakers on the left and right sides. There will be 32 and 64GB variations, both of which come complete with a microSD card slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage.

Some of the software included with the 10-inch Note are Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Ideas, S-Note, Shape Match and Formula Match (for digitizing images and mathematical formulae), along with the usual Android suspects. Pricing and availability are still unknown at this time but we will let you know as soon as we hear more. Jump past the break for the full press release.

 

Boost your Creativity and Productivity with GALAXY Note 10.1

A new device category, GALAXY Note 10.1 comes with an immersive 10.1” screen and
S Pen versatility to unlock your creativity and productivity

Barcelona, February 27, 2012 – At Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the launch of GALAXY Note 10.1, which expands the GALAXY Note experience in creativity, productivity, and learning.

With its large display, GALAXY Note 10.1 provides multi-screen functionality to maximize efficiency in learning, work and creative endeavors. Its multi-screen functionality enables you to do a true multi-tasking, by viewing Internet pages, videos or other applications side by side while writing or sketching your ideas.

GALAXY Note 10.1 features S Note, a unique and efficient tool that lets you combine notes or sketches together with web content, images and other digital media into your own personalized storyboards. It gives you a new way to create stories as S Note provides various ready-to-use templates such as meeting minutes, recipe, cards, diary, magazine and more. Also, hand-drawn geometric shapes can be perfectly digitized by using the Shape Match function, which helps users to create more organized idea sketches and storyboards.

Moreover, by using the S Note’s integrated knowledge search engines, users can quickly search, obtain information, and easily drag & drop the cropped images and content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.

GALAXY Note 10.1 enables an extraordinary learning experience. Students can watch a lecture live-streamed on video while writing down comments on S Note; research a college essay on the web while taking notes; or even read a full e-textbook while annotating it. Similar to the Shape Match, Formula Match function helps to correct and digitize formulas hand-drawn with S Pen, making the device a more powerful education tool.

Users can fully enjoy PC-like premium photo editing and drawing experiences with Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Adobe Ideas. Photoshop Touch lets users transform images with core Photoshop features and combine multiple photos into layered images, make popular edits, apply professional effects, and more. Adobe Ideas is an easy-to-master drawing tool that allows users to sketch ideas, choose amazing color themes and import images. Both are specially optimized for S pen and are exclusively pre-loaded on Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1.

“GALAXY Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully utilizable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks-whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “With GALAXY Note 10.1 we are demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users that enable them to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives.”

Ensuring intuitive multitasking and web browsing, GALAXY Note 10.1 runs on AndroidTM 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+ connectivity. Its real-time video streaming and Full HD video playback add to the device’s content versatility.

GALAXY Note 10.1′s innovative S Pen, the most advanced pen input solution on the market, is completely integrated into the device’s original applications. It provides enhanced pressure sensitivity, superior accuracy and control when editing or writing, providing an analog pen writing experience on a digital device.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

 


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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Announced at MWC. Partnership with Adobe Added to the Mix

Now some of you might not have jumped on board (like me) with the Galaxy Note because of it’s in between phone and tablet likeness. It is just a little to big to shove down in my pocket. Now we have all been hearing about the Galaxy Note 10.1 coming out, and I was definitely more on board for that. Well Samsung announced the 10.1 tablet at MWC and it is sure not going to disappoint.

If you did not think the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was going to be awesome enough; it is now going to be pre-loaded with Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas. That is just going to make the S pen technology that much better for some serious tablet awesomeness. Check out the specs of the 10.1 Note:

  • 10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT Display
  • 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Rear Camera: 3 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 2 Megapixel Camera
  • 16/32/64GB User memory expandable via microSD (up to 32GB)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Li-ion 7,000mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Love that it is coming with Ice Cream Sandwich. The fact that Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe ideas, making me pretty excited for it. What do you think?

Source: Android Police

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