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[8]: Comment by Laurence
by plague on Tue 29th Jan 2013 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
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I never tried WebOS, but I have started looking into the Enyo framework they used for the WebOS apps and afaik the only WebOS device they released was running Enyo 1.0?
Enyo 2.x seems to be doing a very good job scaling between any number of resolutions. It has, like Android, built in support for making different layouts for different resolutions.
I have only started messing with it however, so I don't know yet how much it handles by itself and how much must be done by the app developer..
But it's atleast a very interesting framework imo. ;)

Anyways, I agree tiling could be useful on some Android devices, but cascaded windows is a big nono. Hell app-windows at all are a big nono on touch devices imo. Tiling have some advantages if done right (ie: not the way Microsoft did it with Metro+Desktop apps).
But if it should be done in Android, it should be standardised upstream, not bastardised by Samsung, leading to even more fragmentation.

Edited 2013-01-29 20:35 UTC

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