At his blog, Russell Coker examines Android multitasking, particularly as it is revealed in the "Multi Window Mode" supported on some Samsung devices, and is less than overwhelmed. "So while Android being based on Linux does multitask really well in the technical computer-science definition it doesn't do so well in the user-centric definition. In practice Android multitasking is mostly about task switching and doing things like checking email in the background. Having multiple programs running at once is particularly difficult due to the Android model of applications sometimes terminating when they aren't visible."
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