Video: Chinese firm adds windows to Android

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 23 Jul 2013

You know Qualcomm, you know Broadcom, and you know MediaTek, but have you ever heard of Rockchip? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a big player, at least in China. Anyway, the company has released a video showcasing a heavily modified version of Android 4.2.2 that has windowing support. In other words, using their software, you’ll be able to control Android apps in much the same fashion like you do on your old and dusty personal computer.

Will this software ever land in a ROM near you? Probably not. Will Samsung or HTC switch to Rockchip’s flavor of Android in order to get all these new features? No. Why am I sharing this video then if it’s nothing more than a concept? To show that it’s possible and that companies are experimenting with things behind closed doors that you or I simply couldn’t even imagine.

I’m not going to lie, the demo looks impressive, but in the real world it would prove to be quite difficult to figure out all these complicated gestures. Just ask Ballmer how Windows 8 is doing.

[Via: Android Police]