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

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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66 Comments

1. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

3. shaineql

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Love how my Samsung galaxy s5 has all of these.

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Love how sammy had it 3 years ago.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 6585; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

45. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Love how Windows and Apple had this 20 years ago

51. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

52. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

53. Techvue

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 25, 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.

55. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

56. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And you are the most hardcore rowdy Apple fan that I have encountered. Always picking a fight where there is none.

57. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

58. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

59. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

60. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

62. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But still, Im not a fan.

63. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are what you posted!

64. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

65. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

66. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 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!

67. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Later. Mr Samsung Hater.

68. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Oh joeyboy, my first PA fan/follower.

13. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 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'.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My Note Pro 12.2 can do 4 windows.

20. TBomb

Posts: 938; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Dont be a masterhater

25. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Butthurt much? Two windows is multiwindows.

47. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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

2. shaineql

Posts: 514; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Love how my Samsung galaxy has all of these.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1575; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol this is the exact same as samsungs multi window.

6. Cicero

Posts: 1100; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Comments about TW? Anybody?

7. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

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

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