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State of split-screen implementation

asked 2016-03-03 14:00:47 +0300

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As this was one of the perks in the tablet Indiegogo campaign and because the whole campaign kind of failed, I can understand if it is not going to be implemented. But I would still like to see an official statement if this feature has been abandoned or not. Was the split-screen implementation started at all? It would have been an awesome feature on the tablet. (The tablet is still awesome, btw).

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I have been meaning to ask this question too, from what I could tell from the roadmap, they have it listed in August 2015 as "Define the scope and designs needed for split screen UI implementation", but it either hasn't been done, the roadmap is out of date and/or abandoned.

nadir ( 2016-03-03 14:20:34 +0300 )edit

@nadir, not abandoned, but as we all know jolla went into crisis mode and so they haven't really done any longer term planning as it was unclear that they would have a longer term worth planning for.

Their immediate concerns were funding, and getting the Intex phone ready for MWC and to ship.

On the split-screen, I imagine that work is shelved for the time being, for obvious reasons really.

r0kk3rz ( 2016-03-03 14:28:13 +0300 )edit

I think everyone can guess that it has stalled or not even started. Still would be nice with a statement on the matter from Jolla.

johanh ( 2016-03-03 14:31:22 +0300 )edit

"...I can understand if it is not going to be implemented...." hum. a promise is promise.
But according to the resources and charge, i think it is ok if it is not developed with the highest priority.
But for me it should stay in main requirements. That's one of the unlike part of sfos.

cemoi71 ( 2016-03-03 14:46:28 +0300 )edit

@r0kk3rz yes, abandoned is a strong word, more like not highly prioritised as actual implementation of things being more important.

nadir ( 2016-03-03 17:30:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-04-14 20:23:43 +0300

Mer community meeting, April 14, 2016, info:

Splitscreen multitasking is not in plans for the rest of 2016

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^^ Promoted and unlocked(!!) as a tablet IGG stretch goal by December 2014(!!) that is very disappointing news. Given less than 5% of the tablets actually got delivered - maybe acceptable to jolla .... No tablet without universal copy-paste & split-screen multitasking - by experience from my Taobao edition. Thanks for taking care of this.

launchpad ( 2016-05-18 10:57:25 +0300 )edit
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