Linked by the_randymon on Tue 29th Jan 2013 01:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung's recent Android 4.1.2 upgrade for the Galaxy Note 10.1 adds power and flexibility to the company's unique offering of Android multiwindowing features. With this update, the Galaxy Note 10.1 can run up to 16 multiwindow-enabled Android apps at once, Windows/Mac-like, on a single screen. Apps endowed with Samsung's multiwindow technology are usable in three viewing modes: full screen, dual view, and cascade view." There are already some complaining this represents a dangerous fork of Android. I thinks it's a step in the right direction.
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The "Note" factor
by dsmogor on Tue 29th Jan 2013 15:18 UTC
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One important factor is that the change is meant primarily for "Galaxy Note" series devices.
These add precision input that quite significantly alters assumptions that underly touch guis paradigms.
Note devices are also what Samsung hopes to be their ultimate differentiation engine. If they can indeed squeeze added value from the pen input through input paradigm extension I believe this hope is justified.

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