And it's hard to disagree with any of the points made here.
Well, let's see if Google will now prioritize extending the desktop and productivity features of Android OS.
Starting with window management, which is the very first basic bloc required for desktop-like computing and missing entirely in Android 6.0 today.
It's even time for Google to play catch-up not only to Samsung & LG who popularized multi-tasking windowing features but now Apple who introduced Side Over, Split View and Picture-in-picture in iOS9 for tablets.
BTW, +PhoneArena just published an article making a good presentation of them: http://www.phonearena.com/news/iOS-9-multitasking-explained.-Split-View-vs-Slide-Over-whats-the-difference-and-should-you-care_id74250
Your turn Google!
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The good and bad part is that Android itself is quite capable of handling multiple Windows except for a few focus problems. Something like ios does should be really easy to do. Let's wait and see when this will come.
But I agree with the article. I prefer to just have an ultrabook with Intel inside and a desktop OS. But maybe I'm oldschool
+Michael Panzer BTW I'm just starting to test Remix OS on the Nexus 9 and oh boy: just a few minutes after the first boot: this thing is gorgeous!
I'm very excited to play with it now 🙂
Why can't we just get a 12-13 inch convertible chromebook with high res screen and touch?
+François Simond more information and a link please!
+Michael Panzer http://www.jide.com/en/remixos, and downloads on the forum: https://forum.jide.com/
Yep right now a Note 2014 edition is a better value and performer for a more "laptop" replacement device
+François Simond Remix looks cool, Ill try it on my N10.
I barley use the thing anymore anyway, its used for playing music while at work and collecting dust otherwise.
Very solid points indeed.
I can't beleve Apple beat Google to the multiwindow mode on a tablet…
Well, I'm already pretty impressed by Remix OS 1.5 after a few minutes of use.
I had to watch a video to figure out how to switch apps into windowed mode instead of full-screen (from the bottom-right screen, by activating the Phone mode), but it's not bad at all already.
This message was typed on my regular computer USB keyboard plugged on the tablet BTW 🙂
Screenshot as proof 😀
I completely agree with that article
I'd actually be okay just streaming desktop apps over something like Citrix.