""multi-window" is one of the more noteworthy. It offers support for split-screen multitasking, a feature that will help Google's Pixel C tablet compete more effectively with Apple's iPad. "
I know the line is that the Google tablets need to do this to compete with the iPad but Samsung has been doing this on some level with many apps on Android devices. I think this is less about taking on the iPad and more about usability. I tell people often that if I could work in 3 or 4 windows simultaneously then a dock able tablet or phone could become my day to day desktop. The problem with single windows is that many of us move data from one window to another or verify data in one window with data in another or we work on a task while we wait for another to finish. In any of those instances jumping back and forth between windows is painful. Even Windows 3.1 let us have multiple windows open so it feels like modern devices should be able to handle this now that we're seeing more of them running on screens that won't fit in our pockets.