One of the most beloved features of Android has always been its ability to multitask. The limitation, however, is that you can only see one app at a time. That works out great on phones, but with the onslaught of 7, 8.9, and 10.1 inch tablets out there, wouldn’t it be nice to work with more than one app at a time?

That is exactly what Onskreen Inc. thought, so they created a homescreen replacement just for tablets. It’s called Cornerstone and the selling feature of this product is the panel view functionality, allowing users to interact with multiple applications at once. Onskreen claims it is coming to all tablets running Honeycomb or Gingerbread, which should cover most tablets floating around today. It won't be available until sometime in the second quarter of this year, but they have made a video to tease us until then. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Thanks @wiineeth!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mytharak mytharak

    Looks pretty limited.

    What I want is a full X server and window manager that can run linux desktop as well as Android apps.

    • Snake

      Limited but an improvement

    • Eric

      I wouldn't be surprised if android 4.0 introduced either a touch friendly compositing window manager, or (in my opinion, the better and more likely option) a tiling WM.

    • montgoss

      I got the impression Motorola's webtop app is running X. I'd love to see some people hack that to allow some more linux apps to run (besides just firefox).

  • guy

    lol man u need to recognize. i love this idea. reminds me of tmux terminal multiplexer

  • stamatis

    This is actually true multitasking!

  • pawces

    for 7-10 inch devices..except most if not all 7" devices (such as my galaxy tab) are currently on Froyo. Moot.

  • Kenshin07

    Would love this on my galaxy tab! Can't wait for it. Hopefully the gingerbread port will be fully working by then.