Linked by the_randymon on Tue 29th Jan 2013 01:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung's recent Android 4.1.2 upgrade for the Galaxy Note 10.1 adds power and flexibility to the company's unique offering of Android multiwindowing features. With this update, the Galaxy Note 10.1 can run up to 16 multiwindow-enabled Android apps at once, Windows/Mac-like, on a single screen. Apps endowed with Samsung's multiwindow technology are usable in three viewing modes: full screen, dual view, and cascade view." There are already some complaining this represents a dangerous fork of Android. I thinks it's a step in the right direction.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by WorknMan on Tue 29th Jan 2013 01:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Sometimes I really do wish Samsung left the software development to Google.


This. Please keep it stock, people. If you want to take Android, gussy it up and put your shitty bloatware all over it, then fork the OS like Amazon did and don't call it Android. 'But xyz's bloatware isn't that bad!' Yeah, like having an infected scrotum isn't that bad ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 04:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

Sure, we'd all prefer Google to add proper tiling. Where're they when you need them.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by WorknMan on Tue 29th Jan 2013 05:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Sure, we'd all prefer Google to add proper tiling. Where're they when you need them.


Just because Android doesn't have every feature under the sun right now doesn't mean that everybody and their grandma should start f**king with it.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jan 2013 10:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Sure, we'd all prefer Google to add proper tiling. Where're they when you need them.

I'm genuinely not that fussed about proper tiling. Like I said in my original post; it's always going to be a little awkward on smaller screens (which the vast majority of Android ROMs are running on).

Plus I don't really think you can criticize Google here as they're much quicker at pushing out new features than Microsoft and Apple (although maybe that trend is changing?)

Edited 2013-01-29 10:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by moondevil on Tue 29th Jan 2013 07:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

This is why stock Linux distributions will never happen in the desktop.

OEMs want product differentiation, to show the customers they offer something different from the stock product you can get everywhere.

I can hardly wait for Samsung Linux and similar products from other vendors.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

This is why OEMs are dying. They want to stand out and make money, this leads to the craptacular amount of crapware on pcs, plus the oem's own "support software" to make it easier to order more ink or a completely new computer when the current one is too overloaded with crap the crapware installs.

This is why Microsoft is moving into hardware.

With linux, they could differentiate with things like kde plasmoids, themes, and ease of use ( zero config for your specific hardware), without greatly affecting its speed or functionality.

But of course MS office would be out of the question.

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