Cornerstone Lets You Split Your Tablet Screen And Run Three Apps At A Time
If you are an Android enthusiast then you must be aware with the CyanogenMod which is the most popular custom ROM for rooted Android devices. It is very popular nowadays because it roots in the open source Android, it lacks bloatware, provides customizability and also it is capable of offering new and unique features which cannot be found anywhere else.
The last stable release of CyanogenMod was v7.1 which was basically based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. Now the team behind this custom ROM is working the v9.0 major release which will be based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has been reported that CM9 will bring many new and unique features like an brand new Music app, a very powerful new launcher and according to a post from the Google+ account of the team, this new update will also bring a new way to multitask on tablets. That’s what we are going to discuss today.
Well, a very popular Android blog named as Android Police has posted this new report in which they discuss this new multitasking technology, which might make its way into the CM9. As we all know that all the latest and current apps are getting more and more powerful and coming very closer to the desktop level performance because they are loaded with more than one core CPUs, advanced graphics and obviously lot of screen space.
Despite being powerful and technically advanced, these computers are not capable of providing the true multitasking experience. Whatever device you are using from iPad to any Android tablet, you will only be able to run only one app at a time on your screen. So, when you are trying to do some different tasks at the same time like browsing, checking mails and watching videos, it really gets irritating because the apps take a lot of time to shift between each other.
Well, as you can see in the above posted images, some developers have tried to address this issue in a very unique way. It is a plugin named as Cornerstone and it is basically open source plugin for Android but it will provide multitasking features just like other desktop operating systems. It is very similar to the Aero Snap feature in Windows 7. Here take a look at the video below for further info on this plugin.
CyanogenMod Team is currently testing on this new plugin and they are finding it excellent which means that it might be included in the CM9 but still we don’t know how this will work with many different apps at a time.