Preview Edition of the Android App for Livescribe 3 Launched Today

Earlier today Livescribe announced the launch of Preview Edition of the Livescribe+ app on Google Play™. Finally, this brings the Livescribe 3 smartpen to Android users across the our region including Australia and New Zealand (a full global launch expected in the next few weeks).

Livescribe 3 works on select Android devicesThe Livescribe 3 smartpen has been an extremely popular smartpen and also introduced a new style of smartpen that has won multiple design awards since their launch in early 2014. Livescribe 3 continues Livescribe’s long held leadership position in defining the ongoing relevance and value of hand writing for users across the education and business spectrum.

By adding support for modern Android smart devices Livescribe brings back support for classic pen-on-paper note taking and amplifies this experience – making our natural pen and paper experiences more actionable, more useful, and more relevant.

What is Preview Edition?

The Preview Edition will include most of the features expected in the full release, including digital conversion of handwriting, recording of pencasts and the ability to share notes via email, Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other apps.

However, certain features will be added in the full release version, or after initial launch. Future updates will introduce the ability to add a security PIN code to a smartpen, Auto-Send notebooks to cloud services and the ability to tag notes and add them to Collections.

Getting Started with the Livescribe Android Preview Edition App

First things first, check the compatibility of your Android device – refer to this FAQ on the smartpen e-commerce site.

To download the app for your Android device, visit Livescribe+ for Android

If you’re technically minded, you can also read the release notes for Preview Edition

Special Launch Offer for Livescribe Australian and New Zealand Customers

Starting today and running through till June 30, anyone purchasing a new Livescribe 3 smartpen can take advantage of this special launch offer – a AUD 30 (NZD 30) Google Play Store giftcard.

Visit Livescribe at CeBIT 2015 Sydney

From May 5 to May 7 you can visit Livescribe at CeBIT Australia – the largest technology conference in this region. Livescribe is located at booth J16

Android for Livescribe 3 is here

Its time for the Android community to join the pen and paper note taking revolution – its not glass – its paper and its brilliant.

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Livescribe 3 Black Edition smartpen Launched

Today for Australia and New Zealand we are launching the Livescribe 3 Black Edition smartpen.

Livescribe 3 Black Edition smartpenThis new model has a different exterior featuring a very stylish matte black finish along with a new pocket clip which is made from glass-reinforced polymer. Overall the pen is slightly lighter than the existing Livescribe 3 models.

Technically, this new model works the same as the existing LS3 models and will work with select iOS and Android devices.

This model introduces a new Livescribe dot paper option – a top-bound notepad measuring 127x203mm. We’ll be introducing further notepads to the Livescribe dot paper range this year as well.

This new Livescribe 3 is available now and will ship to customers later this week.

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Supported Android Devices – Updated List

The following table is an updated list of supported Android devices for Livescribe 3 smartpens:

Manufacturer Model Minimum OS Version
All Others Device with Bluetooth® Smart low energy 4.4.2
Alcatel Idol 3 5.0.0
Asus Zenfone 2 5.0.0
Dell Venue 8 5.0.0
Google Nexus 4 (LG)
Nexus 5 (LG)
Nexus 6 (Motorola)
Nexus 7 (2013 – ASUS)
Nexus 9 (HTC)
One M7
One M8
One M9
One Mini 2
Huawei Honor 6 Plus 4.4.2
G3 Vigor
G Pad 8.3 LTE
Optimus G Pro
Meizu MX4 4.4.2
Motorola Droid Maxx
Moto E
Moto G
Moto X
OnePlus One 4.4.4
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note II
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy Note Pro
Galaxy S III
Galaxy S III mini
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 mini
Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5 Active
Galaxy S5 Sport
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Sharp AQUOS Crystal 4.4.2
Sony Xperia C3
Xperia E1
Xperia M2
Xperia T3
Xperia Z
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z1
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Xperia Z4 Tablet
Xperia ZL
Xiaomi Mi 4
Redmi 2
Redmi Hongmi Note 3G
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Livescribe 3 Moleskine Edition Added to Product Range

The Livescribe 3 smartpen range has expanded with the edition of the Livescribe 3 Moleskine Edition.

This collaboration pairs the legendary notebook maker’s classic brand and aesthetic with the most successful and popular smartpen to date. The Moleskine Edition combines the art of handwriting with the convenience of technology to seamlessly digitize notes, allowing both iOS and Android smartphone and tablet users to make their notes more actionable than ever.

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As users write and doodle on their classic ivory-colored Moleskine pages using the smartpen, their handwriting appears on their phone or tablet in the Livescribe+ mobile app where they can sync with recorded audio in the form of a pencast. With Livescribe, notes become infinitely more useful while allowing writers to continue using their favorite notebooks and writing accessories from Moleskine.

“Handwriting is not a dying art – far from it. In fact we have seen it to be entering a renaissance in recent years,”

Maria Sebregondi, co-founder and VP of Brand Equity and Communications at Moleskine.

Livescribe 3 Moleskine Edition Bundle Details

This bundle includes a Moleskine-branded Livescribe 3 smartpen, a Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine, a Moleskine tool belt, a one-year subscription to Evernote Premium, and free companion app downloads of Livescribe+, which is available for iOS and Android.

The Livescribe 3 smartpen Moleskine Edition is available now and would make a perfect Christmas gift for senior executives.

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Livescribe Echo 8GB smartpen Pro Edition Added to Product Range

Great news for our Echo smartpen community – Livescribe has launched an updated version of the very popular 8GB Echo smartpen.

Livescribe Echo 8GB smartpen Pro Edition

The Updated Echo 8GB Pro Edition

There are a number of changes/updates for this package. In addition to the Echo 8GB smartpen, the pack also includes:

  • Smartpen portfolio – holds either the A5 spiral notebooks or leather journals
  • 3-D recording headset – great for use in larger lecture halls or large meeting rooms
  • MyScript for Livescribe – converts your hand written notes into editable text via Echo Desktop

New Warranty Standard

The Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition is provided with a two-year warranty on the smartpen, and an additional year of warranty on the OLED screen and battery.

Specification and Availability

Full specifications and local pricing will be up on our AU and NZ Smartpen sites before the end of the month.

What's included with Livescribe Echo 8GB smartpen Pro Edition

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Android App for Livescribe 3 – What It All Means

The most common questions I’m getting from Livescribe customers is whether they need a new Livescribe 3 smartpen in order to use it with their Android device. The short answer is NO! There are some retail boxes circulating that indicate its iOS only – this is just packaging.

One Livescribe 3 smartpen can sync with up to four iOS and Android devices, so people can access the same notes whenever they need them, on their iPad as well as their Android smartphone, or any other combination of iOS and Android mobile devices.

Livescribe+ and the Livescribe 3 smartpen are compatible with devices running Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) or newer, with support for Bluetooth® Smart (aka Bluetooth 4.0 low energy). The Livescribe 3 smartpen uses Bluetooth Smart to easily connect to multiple devices and deliver up to 14 hours of continuous writing on one charge.

Android users can start digitizing, searching and sharing their handwritten notes by picking up a Livescribe 3 smartpen and downloading the Livescribe+ app, free on the Google Play store.

Initially launched for iOS, Livescribe+ for Android has been optimized for Android by incorporating Google’s Material Design guidelines to introduce a unique Android approach to the app’s core functions and user experience.

Livescribe 3 for AndroidUnique to Android, Livescribe has also launched a second app called Livescribe Link, an Android Service app that manages the connection between smartpen and Livescribe+ and, in the future, other third-party apps that make use of Livescribe’s Android SDK. It also conducts a compatibility check when it’s installed, so potential customers can make sure their Android device is compatible before they purchase a smartpen.

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Livescribe Showcasing New Android App at CeBIT Australia

Beginning today in Sydney Livescribe will be showcasing the new Android app at CeBIT 2015. Running over the next 3 days visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to try the preview version of Livescribe+ for Android.

Livescribe 3 for AndroidCeBIT Special Offers

Visitors will also be able to take advantage of a number of exclusive offers including:

  • Google Play Store gift cards with purchase of select Livescribe 3 smartpens
  • Free upgrades including Pro edition portfolio and Evernote Premium subscription.
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Android App for Livescribe 3 – What devices Are Compatible?

As we noted earlier today, Livescribe announced the preview version of the Livescribe+ app which supports a specific range of Android devices.

Is My Android Device Compatible with Livescribe 3?

Given the proliferation of Android flavors and technical specifications that vary across carriers your device may or may not be compatible. This FAQ on the Smartpen website details the current list of compatible devices.

I suggest you follow this two step process:

Does Your Android Device Meet the Minimum Specs?

Livescribe+ for Android requires a mobile device that meets the following minimum requirements.

  • An Android device running Android OS v 4.4.2 (KitKat) or higher
  • Native support for Bluetooth Smart (also known as Bluetooth low energy).

Here’s a tip – focus on “native support for Bluetooth Smart”.

Not Sure If Your Android Device Will Support Livescribe 3?

The best way to check compatibility is via our special compatibility check app called Livescribe Link.

This app will check the specs of your device and give you a simple go/no go result. Seriously, if you’re not sure download this app and confirm compatibility before you purchase a Livescribe 3 smartpen.

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