Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2014 18:42 UTC
Windows

What's missing on all non-Microsoft platforms, as it turns out, is a formalized way to view at least two mobile apps side-by-side on screen. This is a feature that Microsoft added to Windows 8 and then improved dramatically in Windows 8.1, and while many desktop users scoff at its simplicity, it remains a key differentiator. Windows, as I've noted before, is unparalleled when it comes to productivity, even in the mobile world.

Pretty sure Google will introduce windowing support soon in Android, possibly within the next 18-24 months (Android 5.0, perhaps?). It seems inevitable. iOS, on the other hand - we'll see.

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RE: Apples to Oranges, again.
by jared_wilkes on Wed 5th Mar 2014 21:04 UTC in reply to "Apples to Oranges, again. "
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It's also horrible logic to predicate "productivity" on one criteria (multi-app multitasking and a tiled-UI); productivity needs to be examined by evaluating numerous (maybe innumerable) vectors (app capability, app availability, ubiquity, general ease of use, discoverability, and numerous other factors).

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