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I expect this to happen a lot, but I don't expect it to work very well with an OS optimized for a small touchscreen.
yes, it may be an 80% solution (do 80% of the work people want to do) where they only want one app visible at a time and that app full screen.
but even the people to you say do this all the time routinely pop up a separate window for a calculator that they want to have visible in front of the document they are viewing.
current OS builds designed for mobile use can't do this.
Posted Sep 20, 2011 23:53 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Check the features of upcoming Android IceCream. For one thing, it supports my usage scenario explicitly.
There'll be no more tablet/phone split and a single application can be designed to work on the whole spectrum of screen sizes. With some nice helper features for application developers.
So it should already be possible to seamlessly switch application mode if an external display is plugged in.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 16:17 UTC (Wed) by JEDIDIAH (guest, #14504)
The apps of your choosing simply won't be available. They won't be available due to the same underlying issue: hardware lockdown.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 17:14 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Posted Sep 23, 2011 3:35 UTC (Fri) by JEDIDIAH (guest, #14504)
We're already seeing the rise of the crippled machines. That's why a certain contingent here is so worried about the subject of this thread.
Posted Sep 23, 2011 5:07 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Guess my post was funny but true.
Posted Sep 30, 2011 19:30 UTC (Fri) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
That's how 95% of users should be doing 95% of their work, windowed operating environment or not.
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