While we announced the arrival of the Galaxy Note 10.1 few days ago, Samsung has released a source code of the operating system of its new tablet in its Korean version. An interesting point, because independent developers, such as team CyanogenMod for example, will now be able to work on ROM alternatives.
As we mentioned during Samsung presentation, this new tablet runs on Android 4.0.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, and of course, we find the user interface “TouchWiz” as well as specific applications to Samsung. It remains to be seen whether developers will get involved and make improvements, especially on the side of features dedicated to the pen or functions to split the screen into two with applications working side by side.
Samsung also put at their disposal a SDK to develop applications that take advantage of the Galaxy Note S-Pen. If for the moment, the library has not been updated to reflect the specificities of the stylus that comes with the slate, including its 1024 levels of pressure or of its button to make screenshots, this should already be used to prepare the ground for those who are interested. All necessary information and examples can be found on this site.
Anyway, in the end, two ROMs are available on the website dedicated to open source from Samsung which you find here. They cover models Wi-Fi + 3G of Galaxy Note 10.1 (SHW-M480K and SHW-M480S) that are intended to be sold through the Korean operators.