Samsung is no stranger to releasing proprietary apps over at the Google Play Store. Over the last year, the company has brought apps such as S Health, Wi-Fi Transfer, Samsung Music, Samsung Voice Recording, and even the Galaxy Note’s most cherished application, S Note, to Google’s app store for the larger Android user base. The goal has been not only to get non-Galaxy Android users to interact with Samsung’s software and give feedback, but to make it easier to update these apps when the time comes.
S Note was released to the wider Android community back in May, but the app is now back in beta mode due to a new update that, apparently, looks to bring some significant changes. To prepare the S Note update for primetime, Samsung is now looking to enroll beta testers who will give feedback and respond to changes that will make S Note more appealing to Android users at large.
Now, before you happily tap the Play Store app and prepare to sign up for the S Note beta testing program, understand that Samsung has said the S Note beta app will have bugs. This means that there are things that may and may not work correctly, but your job as a beta tester is to give good constructive feedback. Some consumers are not early adopters because they prefer a smooth experience over a “buggy” one, but I happen to think it fun to be part of the “ironing” process.
You should have the S Note application installed from the Play Store, and, upon enrolling, should receive the new beta update (though it could take up to a few hours, at worst, to receive it). If you’re not afraid of diving in, head on over to the Play Store and prepare for your S Note beta app. When you finish signing up, come back here and let us know you did, and give us some first impressions on how you like the S Note beta experience if it’s made its way to your device yet).