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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RE: Webos? Seriously?
by drcouzelis on Tue 30th Apr 2013 15:35 UTC in reply to "Webos? Seriously? "
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2010-01-11

The comment about WebOS stood out to me too. My Nokia N900 is the only smart phone I've ever used, so I have nothing to compare it with, but it can't get much simpler: it's Linux, I start applications, and they run until I close them.

As for the user interface, I can imagine times when it would be nice to look at two windows side by side. Sometimes, when I'm writing / programming in Vim (on my phone), I'll use tmux to split the window in half. Being able to look at two things at once on my phone makes me feel like a REBEL. ;)

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