Nobody questions the usefulness of tablets and smart phones. However, they would help users much more if they were multitasking gadgets in the manner of laptop and desktop computers. For example, is a user is watching a film or a music video on his/her phone, than he/she has to stop if a messages comes in or he/she remembers that an important email needs to be sent right away. With mobile phones, the users can perform only one action at the time. This can be quite frustrating especially when in a hurry.
However, phone producers using Android as operating system do their best in order to change this situation. However, it would not be fair not to say that Windows tablets allow multitasking. But, unfortunately such actions are impossible on the Windows phones. The iPhone and iPad are not multitasking devices either.
For the time being there are some Android devices that permit limited multi-tasking operations. The experience is not at all close to the one provided by a desktop computer, but little is better than nothing.
Samsung has come along with the Multi-Window option. This permits users to see various applications running at the same time on the phone screen. The Samsung smart phones allow the users to see two applications while the Samsung Pro Tablets having 12.2 inch allow the users to actually see four applications at the same time. The slider allows the user to decide how much space to allocate to each running applications.
However, only certain applications function with the Multi-Window. Thus, Google Play, the Movie and TV applications and Samsung Video function perfectly at the same time. But Netflix or Hulu cannot be uses with this option for the time being. The Multi-Widow does not function pretty well with gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy III, newer devices are needed.
The Samsung Note smart phones and tablets function with the Pen Window. This becomes active when the gadget owner makes use of the stylus with which the gadget is equipped. The pen is utilized to draw a simple box onto the screen. This books moves to the main application located on the screen and the applications opens. In this way more than one application can be opened at the same time.
The Multitasking Abilities of the LG G3
The G3 produced by LG is equipped with a Dual Window feature. However the users are limited in their options.
The smart phone is equipped with Qslide which permits access to three applications at the same time. In this case the applications are presented in windows the overlap, which is quite similar to what we see in traditional personal computers. The slider makes tow of the applications transparent while using the third one. The Qslide functions will just a few applications. The user can send text messages, use the calendar or surf the web. The Dual Window has some extra applications that can be used at the same time. These include the photo gallery and the famous YouTube.
Ascend Mate 2 4G produced by Huawei
The multitasking of the Huawei phone is called WOW, the abbreviation for Window on Window. When it is started a small circle makes it apparition and starts hovering all over the home screen and other applications that are being uses. The WOW offers rapid access to the calendar, text messages, the notepad and some other basics. However, only four applications can be opened at the same time.