Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh multitasking. That staple of computing that got thrown out the window with many modern smartphones. We got some rudimentary thing in its place - but even as multitasking on phone and tablets improves, its user-visible side remains cumbersome. Windows 8 has a neat implementation, and now it's time Android follows in it footsteps.
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by pandronic on Tue 30th Apr 2013 05:31 UTC
pandronic
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I don't think the windows paradigm is suited for touch devices, I'd rather see a tiling UI for the tablets. Phones have screens too small for even that to work.

On the other hand, what is really needed is something we had in Windows 3.1 - applications that work in the background - no more resume crap, just start the app, let it do its thing, summon the launcher, open another app, do another thing and then go back to the first app to find your task finished. That is multitasking.

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