1. Andyvalver's Avatar
    How come multi window on the note 2 does not support all apps?

    I'd use it all the time if it did. Otherwise I'm stuck using it with Facebook, youtube and the Web browser as none of the other apps interest me.

    Andy

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    10-23-2013 12:40 PM
  2. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Out on a limb here, but I'd say it's something to do with scaling the app?

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    10-23-2013 01:43 PM
  3. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Look at it this way. Multi-window is only available on a very few devices (I think Note 2, Note 3, and Galaxy S4). Consider how many other android devices are out there besides these. It doesn't make a lot of sense for developers to spend the extra time coding for Multi-window if it's only available on a few devices (and all from ONE manufacturer). I think multi-window is a great idea, and hopefully more manufacturers take advantage of it, but until it becomes more mainstream, I don't think it's gonna happen. Plus, Multi-Window on Samsung would also have to then be compatible with other manufacturer's skins (LG, Moto, Sony, etc) and be coded the same way so that devs can actually do something with it.... it sucks, but I'm guessing this is the reason more apps are not compatible with it.

    I'm willing to be told otherwise though. These are just my thoughts, with nothing other then an opinion to back it up...
    10-23-2013 07:58 PM
  4. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I know what your saying. But it seems pointless unless more useful apps are supported. Also, multi window is on the s3 too. So with the s3 s4 note 2 and 3 there are millions of devices that could be supported. They are the 4 flagship phones.

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    10-24-2013 01:45 AM
  5. nlitenme's Avatar
    Multi Window is actually on a lot of the Galaxy line now. That, combined with the fact that Samsung sells more devices than any 2 or 3 or more of it's competitors combined, MW is on more devices than most know. Add in tablets & the number gets even bigger.

    Why are not all apps supported with multi window?-smartphone_market_share.png.crop.article568-large.png

    What apps were you wanting to be compatible? Check out the thread in my signature.
    10-24-2013 06:05 AM
  6. gdanonym's Avatar
    I use the multi window more on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Not so much on my Note 2.
    I use it more with YouTube and Dolphin Browser at the same time. But it would be nice if the Play Store would be a multi window app.

    Other apps for this multi window feature would be:
    aCalendar
    DGT GTD
    Memento Database
    Feedly
    10-24-2013 06:24 AM
  7. fade2black101's Avatar
    If you root and install the xposed mod you can add any app you want to it.
    Russ Smith likes this.
    10-25-2013 09:31 AM
  8. exmeaguy's Avatar
    If you root and install the xposed mod you can add any app you want to it.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/25/3era4apy.jpg
    What is the name of the Xposed mod?
    11-23-2013 11:09 PM
  9. android74's Avatar
    Can someone explain more in detail pros&cons between apps with multi window support and apps w/o but can be added with root update and how to do this root? Thanks in advance

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    11-26-2013 03:09 PM
  10. gdanonym's Avatar
    Can someone explain more in detail pros&cons between apps with multi window support and apps w/o but can be added with root update and how to do this root? Thanks in advance

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    I don't see much pros (or cons) for multi window support on the Note 2. On the Note 10.1 i do use this once in a while. But the note 2 has too small screen for this.

    What i do use on the Note 2, is "Floating apps". It can display widgets on floating windows.
    11-27-2013 07:03 AM
  11. Tane POE's Avatar
    Look at it this way. Multi-window is only available on a very few devices (I think Note 2, Note 3, and Galaxy S4). Consider how many other android devices are out there besides these. It doesn't make a lot of sense for developers to spend the extra time coding for Multi-window if it's only available on a few devices (and all from ONE manufacturer). I think multi-window is a great idea, and hopefully more manufacturers take advantage of it, but until it becomes more mainstream, I don't think it's gonna happen. Plus, Multi-Window on Samsung would also have to then be compatible with other manufacturer's skins (LG, Moto, Sony, etc) and be coded the same way so that devs can actually do something with it.... it sucks, but I'm guessing this is the reason more apps are not compatible with it.

    I'm willing to be told otherwise though. These are just my thoughts, with nothing other then an opinion to back it up...
    Just in case you forgot...the MULTIWINDOW been available since the Galaxy S3.
    03-03-2015 02:45 PM

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