With Google’s quiet announcement of Android N brings long-waited multi-windows feature for Android. Many considered Google’s implementation of multi-tasking is way superior to any other platforms, and that was true, and that is even more so.
Multi-window functionality, technically, is brought to the world by Apple with its original Macintosh launch, but the one who first brought the feature to mobile platform is Samsung. Samsung singlehandedly developed a multi-window multi-tasking feature for its Galaxy Note lineup in order to push sales, and the feature was later introduced to Galaxy Tab. Since TouchWiz is based on Android, many considered that this is the first sign that multi-tasking on Android is perfectly possible.
This is a series of articles about Android’s stupid design. Android is a mobile operating system packed with unpleasant design, unfinished features and a platform full of bugs and fragmentation. No wonder the dynamic layout system that Android is using is based on Fragments. Coding with Android is already a pain in the ass, designing for it is even more so.
And this article is particularly about dealing with status bar.
不得不说Android的生态圈混乱问题从输入法上就可见一斑：豌豆荚应用商店搜索“输入法”得出51条结果，亚马逊应用商店搜索“输入法”得到624条结果（包括输入法插件、皮肤），而现在就算是PC上中文输入法也远没有达到这个数量。输入法多，并不是说能用的多，实际上真正有名望的、有实力的公司出品的输入法应用两只手就数的过来。另外一个问题就是Android太吃硬件了，低端机型根本无法保证输入法的连贯顺畅输入。触控延迟、触控信号丢失、CPU指令堆积、RAM不足等等问题使得Android的输入体验很破很碎。为了降低瓶颈效应，本次使用HTC One (M7)【骁龙600、2GB、Android 4.4（Sense 6.0）】来进行输入法对比测试。