Onskreen, a US-based company, has developed a new home screen for Android tablets. Named Cornerstone, it brings the multi tasking feature of Android to life by making the screens of all running apps visible at the same time.
It is available for Android tablets that run on either Honeycomb or Gingerbread.
Earlier, users could see only one running app at a time; while the others worked in the background.
Onskreen enables the user to interact with several apps at the same time without having to minimise or close one while working on another. To switch from one app to the other, the user needs to press and hold the ‘Home’ button. This brings up icons of running apps.
The method works well on phones that have small screens.
Now that tablets have large 9 and 10 inch screens, users would like it if they could view more than one app at a time.