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This Android 6.0 Muffin video concept calls for a Multi-Window feature, more Material Design goodness

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This Android 6.0 Muffin video concept calls for a Multi-Window feature, more Material Design goodness
Android 1.0 Alpha, Android 2.0 Beta, Android 1.5 Cupcake, Android 1.6 Donut... all the way to Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Notice a relationship? That's right, not only is Google always using the names of sweets for its major Android updates, but it has, so far without a fault, followed an alphabetical order for those name. So after KitKat came Lollipop, and after Lollipop we're guaranteed to have something starting with an M.

Like Muffin. That, at least, is one possibility, and it certainly sounds widely-appreciated enough to appeal to Google. A concept video, designed by Vladislav Vitula, gives us a look into what the author thinks Android 6.0 Muffin should feel like, and even dreams up new features: Multi-Window and Quick Reply.

In case you're unfamiliar with what Multi-Window is, it's a feature available on some Samsung and LG devices, and it basically allows you to run two apps side-by-side and simultaneously. As you can imagine, it has the potential to help multitasking, and is a welcome addition to devices with large enough displays (i.e. phablets) to comfortably visualize two apps at once. As for Quick Reply, that would simply let you answer incoming notifications right from a notification that appears in the status bar. Overall, the designer's love for Google's Material Design is quite obvious, as his conception has a ton animation-rich transitions at its core, and we found that we don't really mind!

Check it out (advice: watch at x1.25 or x1.5 speed):

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posted on 21 Apr 2015, 08:59 7

1. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Hope this is true. Multi window is very useful feature.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:03 7

3. shaineql (Posts: 370; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Love how my Samsung galaxy s5 has all of these.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:07 22

5. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Love how sammy had it 3 years ago.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 14:10

38. sgodsell (Posts: 3894; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Not only Samsung, but Sony, LG, and a few others have also offered multi window in some form or another.

As far as the name is concerned. I was hoping that Google would partner up with Hershey. For M&M.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 16:58

45. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Love how Windows and Apple had this 20 years ago

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 20:36 1

51. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Windows and Apple had smartphone OSes with multiwindow 20 years ago?

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 22:45

52. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


They had multiwindows in their OS since 20 years ago. Dont claim it like Samsung had it first.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 03:09 1

53. Techvue (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


I think the point is, that Apple has more patents on phone versions of technology that had previously existed (on computers, or cameras, or PDAs, or Windows XP Tablet versions) than anyone else. They just specified in the patent that it is unique to a mobile device. So, separating technologies is valid here.

Otherwise your argument is like saying: houses have had multiple windows for hundreds of years. (way preceding Apple and Microsoft)
true... but pointless.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 05:40

55. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Geeesh. Samsung fans are the most agitated and aggressive. That is why I like to go against them, they're the most defensive fans ever. Always up in arms when someone says bad about Samsung while other OEM fans are just meh.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 08:09

56. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


And you are the most hardcore rowdy Apple fan that I have encountered.

Always picking a fight where there is none.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 08:31

57. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Lol! Me not liking Samsung does not make me an Apple fan.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 08:41

58. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


All your previous posting say otherwise. Besides PA is a small community with a even smaller pool of regulars.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 09:08

59. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Me? Apple fan? Lol! You really insist on that statement. Saying good things doesn't make me a fan. Im not even enthusiastic of what is Apple doing these days.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 11:42

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Saying good things saying bad things its all part and parcel of being a fan.

Now I going to add another word to your long credential, in denial hardcore rowdy Apple fan who always look for a fight where there is none.

What a mouthful.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 17:40

62. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


But still, Im not a fan.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 21:33

63. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You are what you posted!

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 22:27

64. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Kindly look up the definition of fan on the dictionary, quote me up, we'll see if it's me.

posted on 22 Apr 2015, 23:12

65. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


A Fan of something is also a hater of another.

From this article alone I already can proof that you are a Samsung Hater.

I am not going to waste my time to dig into past article. Just remember I got my eyes on you and I will catch you in upcoming article.

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 00:12

66. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


You're not gonna waste time backtracking but have an effort to stalk me. That's nice! I now had a fan, thanks joeyboy! Smell ya later boy!

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 00:45

67. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Later. Mr Samsung Hater.

posted on 23 Apr 2015, 01:58

68. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Oh joeyboy, my first PA fan/follower.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:38 1

13. Settings (Posts: 1719; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Funny how they call it multi window when all you can set is two windows only. Should be named to dual window. And not all apps can be 'dual windowed'.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:49 12

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 6010; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


My Note Pro 12.2 can do 4 windows.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 10:22 2

20. TBomb (Posts: 769; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Dont be a masterhater

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 11:34 5

25. tedkord (Posts: 12243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Butthurt much? Two windows is multiwindows.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 17:19 4

47. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


i'm ex note 3 user, you can add few more floating windows on top of your dual windows

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:02 5

2. shaineql (Posts: 370; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Love how my Samsung galaxy has all of these.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:04 8

4. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


lol this is the exact same as samsungs multi window.

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:21 3

6. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Comments about TW? Anybody?

posted on 21 Apr 2015, 09:25 1

7. rcl4444 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Android 6 ... Muffin? I doubt it.
I'm betting it'll be Meringue...

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