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[4]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
some1
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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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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 29th Jan 2013 14:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

10" is hardly a "smaller screen".

I wasn't suggesting a 10" tablet is small.

Let me refer you back to my original comment for better context:
I will say, I quite liked the idea behind Win8's multi-Window in (the artist formally known as) Metro. It's clean way of tiling Windows. But even that would only be practical on a larger tablet (such as this 10"). Anything smaller and managing Windows will be a nightmare


Thus my point you're querying is in reference to how most Android powered devices are 7" and under.

Edited 2013-01-29 14:39 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Laurence
by some1 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 16:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Laurence"
some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

Well, no one's saying you need tilling on your phone. Just like you don't want tablet apps to be scaled up phone versions, and some apps have different layouts for tablets, you may well want more windowing features on bigger screens. It's true that so far Android is mostly on phones and 7" tablets, but now Google released the official 10". They didn't put much work into using all that new space compared with 7", though.

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