One of the things that sets Windows apart from Andriod is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at the same time. Or at least it was one of the big differences. Software makers have been working on modified versions of Android with support for running multiple apps in multiple windows.
Now folks who have the Chuwi V88 tablet can download a beta firmware update from the Chinese tablet maker to try the multi-window software.
The software is based on the work done by chip-maker Rockchip to bring multi-window support to Android.
It lets you run apps in resizeable windows that you can drag anywhere on your tablet’s display. You can also tap a button to automatically divide the screen into four panels with one app running in each corner.
Samsung also offers the ability to run some apps in windowed mode on its latest phones and tablets, letting you do things like watching a movie while surfing the web. What makes the Rockchip/Chuwi software different is that it’s designed to work with pretty much any Android app.
That means you should be able to bring the third party video player of your choice, play a game, or edit office documents in windowed mode.
You’ll need a tablet with fairly decent specs if you want to use multi-window mode, and the Chuwi V88 seems like a pretty good candidate. It has a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display.
via Mike Cane