Samsung Is Now Promoting Windows 8 Style Multitasking In Its Galaxy Tablets

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Microsoft introduced the concept of multitasking in modern touch based world with Windows 8. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft made multi-tasking even better by allowing users to put more apps on screen (up to 4 on a large screen). It was rumored recently that Apple is planning to similar feature in the iOS for iPad in the near future. Samsung too copied this feature and implemented this feature on Android in its Galaxy Tablets. Now, Samsung has released an ad purely based on this multi-tasking feature of allowing users to snap two apps side-by-side.

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What do you think of Samsung’s latest move?

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  • jaylyric

    As much as I hate Samsung.. And I hate them more and more lately.. It’s Microsoft’s fault for not being aggressive and effective enough with their marking. This should have been a huge selling feature to focus on in there promotions. Now it will look as the creator of this is just a “me too” company. MS always has great features and don’t do enough EFFECTIVE marketing. This should be all over the Surface ads..

    • poken1151

      True. ‘Nuff said.

    • XboxerOne

      Well the S being half the price of Surface 3 is as much of a issue as Microsoft poor marketing. :(

      • eharris560

        why are you comparing computer prices against tablet prices?

        • XBoxerOne

          Microsoft is call Surface a tablet.

          • VHMP01

            “Laptop replacement”… “Lapable”… That can be used as a Tablet!

          • XboxerOne

            From Microsoft’s website:

            “The tablet that can replace your laptop.”

            In case your obstinance wants to refute this post too, seeing is believing:

          • VHMP01

            “why are you comparing computer prices against tablet prices?”… Surface is both, or more like one better device that can cover both a Laptop and a Tablet, easy!

          • eharris560

            I think you are focusing too much on the labels, and titles. Yes it is marketed as a tablet, but it is also much more than a tablet. You don’t see that?

          • XBoxerOne

            See my recent post above.

          • eharris560

            There’s no need. I agree that it’s a tablet. My question to you is. Can you acknowledge that its functionality is above a simple Android tablet or iPad.

          • XboxerOne

            Depend on “job it’s hired to do” for a particular buyer, just as early PCs couldn’t perform some jobs mainframes could they were more functional in some use cases.

            This is why position of a product is very important not to confuse a would be buyer and how pricing can reinforce that position. Which is my original point that the product is challenged by both marketing and pricing.

          • tofferne

            But it helps a lot to understand things with open eyes.

          • eharris560

            I know what category they put it in, but the Surface 3 is a computer. If you want to compare a Surface equal price use the Surface 2

          • XBoxerOne

            I hate to disappoint you but your argument is with Microsoft:

          • eharris560

            Don’t quite follow you.

          • XBoxerOne

            You asked “why are you comparing computer prices against tablet prices”

            I’m only using the same vernacular as Mictosoft, so if you feel I am wrong then confirmed through example you must feel the same towards MS.

          • eharris560

            No I don’t have a problem with Microsoft product line or pricing. Do you have a problem with Bose being priced higher than Coby or jWIN headphones? Same product different guts.

          • XboxerOne

            I don’t not have a pro om with Bose being higher priced, in fact I have no opinion at all. In fact find little value discussing it.

            It appears their is some confusion on your part. You see my original post was to say the challenge of Microsoft successfully selling tablet was greater then overcoming poor marketing, price is another issue.

            I have not optioned the correctness of their pricing, be it to high, to low or some pace between but just said it is a challenge at the current market conditions. A fact supported by even positive review of the Surface 3 tablet.

          • eharris560

            “Well the S being half the price of Surface 3 is as much of a issue as Microsoft poor marketing. :(” We can all agree that MS is lacking in the marketing department, but to suggest that the pricing of a Surface 3 should somewhat match a Galaxy Tab is bewildering to me. I used the Bose comparison to drive the point, that even if products share the same form factor doesn’t mean it should be priced the same. If your comment wasn’t meant to suggest that price of the Surface 3 be adjusted to match a common tablet. I have to say it’s a little confusing.

          • XBoxerOne

            Didn’t suggest any position on price level that at all, but did suggest that many tablet buyers, as Microsoft has decided to position the Surface 3 in the market, is likely to be negatively influenced by the Surface 3 price, even if properly priced, when they make their buying decision.

    • eharris560

      They did push this feat in their ads. The problems is people don’t really care. Most consumers are uneducated and are ok with it.

  • jaylyric

    I didn’t see any multi tasking in the Surface vs iPad commercial you have posted.

    • eharris560

      You have to believe in it first. Before you can see it. Like a rainbow with no rain.

  • jaylyric

    Samsung commercial there sucks,now that I’ve actually watched it. It still fails to show true multi tasking beauty. I have the perfect ad cooked up. If only I worked for Microsoft

    • Asgard

      Yeah it just shows another app at the side and nothing pointing to actually working between the two. And I’m not sure people who see this add even understand its trying to promote multitasking. Another problem is that Android apps doesnt support this kind of snap mode. Its more like making fragmentation to Android than actually making a feature :)

      • jaylyric

        Exactly lol

  • Tips_y

    Oh yeah, another example of “copy-paste” Samsung. By the way, this is probably a desperate move to stave off the falling sales of their tablets. Not only are their mobile phone division slowing down but also their tablet sales as well.

    Heard a rumor, by the way, that the Note 4 is being rushed out for released the day after its announcement in September 3 to cover for the weakness in the sales of the Galaxy S5, and that it’s going to take design cue from the horrible Band Aid design element of the S5. The fired the guy who designed the S5 and now they will “copy-paste” it?!!!

  • Eli_Vance

    Eat shit Samedung

  • Willem Evenhuis

    I want search back to the charms bar, not as currently that the charms bar search function is being “undressed” of its in-app capabilities. It’s ruining my surface experience.