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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RE[12]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Thu 31st Jan 2013 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by Laurence"
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I know I'm nitpicking here, but that might actually cause more work for developers as they'd have to rewrite any code that didn't expect app sizes to change mid-execution (ie at the moment you can expect screen size to be static. but now they'd have to write app so that it dynamically changes the layout while the app is running).

Very good point. Size can already change dynamically due to screen orientation change though, so may be it's possible to piggyback on that. But I'm sure there are many subtle issues the real implementation will have to deal with.

I don't think Samsung phones are the best for the money

Samsung makes a lot more than phones. And I've never said they are the best.

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