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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Onward to the PC!
by andrewclunn on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:51 UTC
andrewclunn
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2012-11-05

What a marvelous innovation! I foresee a time in the not too distant future where people want their tablets to use full physical keyboards, and hook up to their big screen TVs! Of course this will require some device to 'tap' things without touching the screen. Perhaps some as of yet uninvented USB peripheral? They may even want a stable power outlet and the option of a wired internet connection for faster downloads. Then they'll be able to surf the web while video chatting on skype, and maybe even not be tied down to a phone carrier. Oh the future of computing is just around the corner. Soon we will enter the age of the desktop PC!

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RE: Onward to the PC!
by Kochise on Tue 29th Jan 2013 22:43 in reply to "Onward to the PC!"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Nope, the tablet form factor is almost the best out there, I'm currently writing from my Nexus 7. It's just that for a more steady business, say a little office job, a hardware keyboard is more comfortable, whatever you may believe. The 10" Asus Transformer Pad is just the right balance between mobility and serious business. In fact, ultra portable are sure more powerful but too expensive. A 450 euros device that draw 3W of energy is far enough for 95 percent of cases, and you can bear to wait a little for the remaining 5.

Kochise

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