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rans6andrew 21st Nov 2020 16:55

Multitasking operating systems
 
Does anyone have any information relating to multitasking on the latest Android tablet operating systems? I want a new tablet, to replace a Samsung Tab S 8.4 which has become a bit slow and prone to crashing. Typically I want to be able to listen to listen again radio or Youtube video soundtracks in one browser tab and then open a new tab full screen in front of it and do other stuff like Pprune or BBC news. I want the soundtr5ack to carry on playing. My Linux Mint machines can handle this with ease but, even when it was working well, the Tab S could not. I have not tried this on a PC but I expect it would handle the tasks just fine.

I have been contemplating a Samsung Tab S6 or S7 but may be tempted by an S5 in the Black Friday sales.

Thanks,

Rans6................................

Ant 22nd Nov 2020 17:16

Did the old Samsung manage multitasking satisfactorily in the past?

If so, an alternative to buying new is to re install the Android operation system which will restore "as new" performance. There's plenty of tutorials on Youtube, and though a little daunting at first turns out to be easy enough as long as you follow the steps carefully.

jimtherev 22nd Nov 2020 21:25

Huawei Mediapad T3, (Model KOB L09, 16GB store + SD card) seems able to run a recorded song and play bbc news live as well as holding onto the novel I'm reading.
Only constraint is that it only just holds the apps I want it to. 16 GB obviously low.

dns 22nd Nov 2020 21:30

You'll need a paid version of the YouTube app it you want it to carry on playing in the background. There are currently free trials available (as a bloody annoying pop-up advert reminds me every time I try to use it!)

dns 22nd Nov 2020 21:32

Personally I'd look at rooting the current tablet and installing an up to date version of Android before I bought new hardware. You're current one will be more than powerful enough

jimjim1 23rd Nov 2020 08:56


Originally Posted by dns (Post 10932485)
You'll need a paid version of the YouTube app it you want it to carry on playing in the background. There are currently free trials available (as a bloody annoying pop-up advert reminds me every time I try to use it!)

I feel this needs a bit more emphasis.

"Youtube video soundtracks in one browser tab and then open a new tab"

Your Android has a multi tasking OS - it's Linux. The Youtube limitation you mention is MARKETING. Google have chosen that you must pay to get that facility.

Much material on YT is also on other "podcast" platforms. After trying a few I use the Apple one via a browser. Still many annoyances but no login required, auto plays (but ONLY newest first - grrrrrrrr).

Ancient Observer 23rd Nov 2020 17:58

Yes.It is annoying.

jimjim1 23rd Nov 2020 18:24

Maybe have a look at an alternative app that avoids the YTube limitation.

https://filmora.wondershare.com/yout...ernatives.html

I would not use an app that didn't come from the Play Store (or apple equivalent).

rans6andrew 24th Nov 2020 17:32

I am still a bit unsure, is it the android web browser that stops YT videos playing when tabs are swapped to the front? I don't use the YT app, I prefer to view videos in a browser so I get the same look, feel, functionality as I get on my Linux Mint desktop machine. I use Firefox on my desktop machines.

Rans6..........................................

jimjim1 25th Nov 2020 19:13

It is the youtube web site.

Youtube have decided to make it that the sound won't play unless the page is visible.

You can pay youtube and they will fix it.

You can try one of the apps mentioned above.


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