Multitasking in Android Ice Cream Sandwich is awesome. However, it is the self proclaimed duty of the CyanogenMod team to make it better. How, you might ask? In a recent Google+ post, CyanogenMod introduced their intentions to bring Onskreen’s recently open-sourced Cornerstone to CM9. Of course, they qualified that post with an edit later stating,
We should clarify, this is experimental, and not guaranteed to be mainlined into CM. If it is done, it needs to be done right and not break apps all over the market or be a nightmare to upkeep down the line.
I sure hope it makes the cut. If you haven’t seen Cornerstone, play the video and you’ll have your hopes up in no time. Cornerstone takes Android multitasking to a whole new level by introducing apps running on screen simultaneously. It pretty much renders all other “multitasking” moot. The only trick is it has to be baked into the ROM. It isn’t just an app. How well it’s implemented could make or break the ROM in question so it makes sense the CyanogenMod team isn’t making any promises. Even if it doesn’t make it into the final builds it should appear in some nightlies soon. Check out the video to see it in action.