Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh multitasking. That staple of computing that got thrown out the window with many modern smartphones. We got some rudimentary thing in its place - but even as multitasking on phone and tablets improves, its user-visible side remains cumbersome. Windows 8 has a neat implementation, and now it's time Android follows in it footsteps.
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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by phoenix on Wed 1st May 2013 22:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
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Small apps (Sony), QSlide apps (LG), whatever Samsung calls it, and similar setups where you can access another app without closing the first one and still seeing the first one, is handy. Especially when it comes to using the calculator.

It's amazing how often I use the calculator on my phone, especially when web surfing or while talking on the phone. Being able to pull down the notification bar, accessing the calculator, and having it take up less than half of the screen while still running the original app behind it, is very handy.

Doing the same with e-mail/browser, browser/chat, and video/anything is also handy.

And this is on a 4.3" 720x1290 screen.

On a 7-10" tablet screen, it would be even more useful.

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