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[2]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 04:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
some1
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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"
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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[4]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 05:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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Really? Why was it open sourced then?

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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"
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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[4]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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2010-10-05

10" is hardly a "smaller screen". It's twice the size of Nexus 7. The first thing I thought was: there's too much space to usefully cover in most apps; this can show more than one app at a time, e.g. mail and calendar and notes or weather. Other tablets had tiling before, e.g. Adam. We can hardly fail Samsung for trying to make the device more useful. The idea is right, and however crappy their implementation is you don't have to use it. Maybe Google will do it better in stock.

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