Onyx has been using the same UI on all of the devices for many years and the company is on the verge is a total redesign. Firmware 2.0 is a fairly innovative upgrade with a variety of new functionalities including new UI, book store, 30% speed increase of opening PDF files, better two-page spread management, handwriting search & edit, bluetooth keyboard input on notes, app management & optimization. Onyx says the new update will be rolling out to all modern devices in the next few weeks.
There has also been some new features for using the stylus, with the option to select, move, rotate, duplicate, resize, and remove handwritten notes and drawings. They also added a new recognition feature that lets you run searches through your handwritten notes.
Most Onyx branded devices such as the MAX2 PRO, Note, Nova and Poke are all running Android 6.0 and the app experience will also gain more functionality. There will be an optimization feature for all Android apps to get better support for A2 mode, which should negate most animations, such as page turns.
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