Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jun 2014 19:42 UTC
Apple

Remember this? Turns out there was more to this rumour than we thought. As Steven Troughton-Smith notes (and yes, you can trust him):

So... just in case there was any doubt left... iOS 8's SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. 1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size

With Apple pushing developers to use Auto Layout as hard as they can, we can pretty much assume that yes, multiwindow is coming to iOS. Note, though, that this is not a Windows 8 or Samsung or whatever feature - multiwindow is as old as the graphical user interface itself. It will be a great addition to future iOS releases, and I can't wait until Android implements multiwindow as well.

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by frood on Fri 13th Jun 2014 19:25 UTC
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I've a mixed reaction to this. One of the strengths of iOS over Android is the clear difference between the iPad app and the iPhone apps. Whilst on Android the tablet shows just a blown up phone app, on iPad you are not even shown phone apps in the default search. All that is shown is apps specifically designed for that screen size.

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