How to multitask on Android: use multiwindow mode on Samsung Galaxy devices like the Note 3 and S4

Samsung’s TouchWiz skin is often said to be the root of all evil when it comes to Android custom skins: heavy, slow, too cartoony. On the flipside of things…
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34. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Ha ha ha.. U nailed it man.... +1 to you

23. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yes, I like cartoons. Don't you like them?

25. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1142; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A great feature indeed, thoroughly enjoyed it in my GS3, and enjoying it in my GS4 :) It's features like this that make TW hated by the Samsung Haters as their favourite manufacturers don't have it, yet make TW the best OEM Skin around, I've yet to find a custom skin that brings the speed, fluidity, rich feature set and functionality all in one, look now even Sony is taking some TW features and incorporating them in their Android4.4 updated UI in Sirius or whatever they call it. :)

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Damned right. +1

32. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I enjoy using pen window more on my Note 3 . when using multi window you press the home button and it no longer works. For me I use pen window to call someone , text , YouTube and internet

33. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Pen window floats on top of everything ! Just like Sony's small apps . Speed and fluidity on touchwiz ? Forget it , touch wiz slows things down and its very ugly. I use both xperia ZL and note 3

29. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

The other reason why Sammy tops android. I've been seeing this "nexus" movement on g+ and some pro-google gellas, the thing is even if you get the latest android rom(stock) there're some dudes with more functional features on they phones with last year android version. Take multi window as an example, Plus i think stock android sucks big time so if every oem use vanilla after few days you get used to them and then you start ship jumping. In short i think every oem need to create their own skin like sammy and htc to keep android alive

37. Avenger827

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Well said, 1 stock android is boring, expecially the camera app.
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