Multi-window concept video shows what Android could do in the future

Multi-window concept video shows what Android could do in the future
Have you ever dreamed of having full-on multi-window productivity on Android? Some already have it - Samsung devices come with multi-window functionality so that you can see two apps open on the screen at the same time. You can, say, watch a YouTube video while surfing the web, and that's neat, but the function only works with select apps. Could it work with all core Android applications?

This is exactly what the following video conceptualizes on: a world where stock Android has multi-window built-in the stock system and perfected. It is all supposed to work by splitting the screen in two and stacking up apps in both the top and bottom parts. Then, you should be able to easily switch between apps in the top and bottom parts with a two-finger swipe.

It’s all a concept, of course, a vision of a graphic design student with no technical background. Can it be implemented? Probably, but there are obviously technical limitations that have to be overcome. What we are curious to learn is your opinion on this: would you like multiwindow functionality baked in Android? It probably won’t make a lot of sense for smartphones, but what about tablets? Can the platform one day use this concept to go into even more desktop and laptop computers?



source: Alvarobiorgos via Reddit

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19 Comments

1. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Rooted galaxy S and Note phones can allready run all apps in the multi window

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Rooted galaxy S and Note phones can allready run all apps in the multi window

3. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Rooted galaxy S and Note phones can allready run all apps in the multi window

4. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Maybe the cross licensing patent agreement with Samsung and Google will allow Google to take that TouchWiz feature and add it into stock android.

5. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

and still calling samsung features are gimmick ??

15. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

It wont be gimmick if it can run all apps in multi-window view. Who watches a video while creating emails anyway? you wouldnt understand the story if it was a movie.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

It seems to be recorded, I hope that was Halo 2.0

7. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Omni ROM developers should take a note, they have already implemented the Multi-Window.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30781; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The hell with the concept, multi window is beast now. I love that on my note 3 I can make multi window combos, and pull them out already combined. My fav feature.

9. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

DJ.. so I understand you have a Note3 and 5S.. which do you find is the phone you pick up and enjoy using the most?

10. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 882; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Wow.. This multiwindow seems even better than one on Touchwiz..

11. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Please Google add this in, or take influence from Paranoid Android Halo! However with the whole simplifying of the OS don't think they will add it. As it clashes with KitKat low ram usage!

12. lewis14

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

yes we need it for the nexus 5

13. lewis14

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

yes we need it for the nexus 5 and add multi window support up to at least 4 apps

14. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

As of now, I don't need it. But I can totally see how this can appeal to tablet users

16. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Please make it happen Google!! I would love to see Android devices other than Samsung (tablets especially) to have multi-window feature!! It is such a usefule feature I dunno why they aren't even trying to implement it... :(( Huhu

17. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

i dont think samsung will allow google to use their feature...

18. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

WELL Google is a big company right?? With their own programmers... They can actually easily do the multi-window feature if they want to! The hell with Samsung they have to rights if other companies want to have the same feature... If people want it, they should give it.

19. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

i think multi-window is a patented feature right?

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