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

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: And i care why?
by kristoph on Sun 9th Mar 2014 02:44 UTC in reply to "And i care why?"
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Whereas I sort of agree with this it would sort of helpful to be able to, for example, drag and drop content from one app to another.

I agree that otherwise this is a sort of lame feature that I can see myself using on a tablet.

Heck, even on my desktop machine I typically maximize an app on one (the laptop) monitor and then either maximize another app on the main monitor or, on occasion, to a split screen when a specific task calls for it (like when I am debugging code I might have the code open on one half and the browser on another).

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