The LG L90 (D410) keeps surprising me. This mid-range Android Kitkat smartphone packs a few extra features from LG. One of them is called Qslide. Qslide lets you multitask easily by keeping an app in a small draggable window regardless of what else you’re doing. In the screenshot below, I have my email popped up and ready for me to open up. Whatever other app I open or task I am doing, that pop-up stays visible till I dismiss or open it.
But it gets better. There is a transparency function in Qslide. Use the horizontal slide at the top of the pop-up to increase transparency so that you can see and work through it. Look at the screenshot below. I was actually typing a number in the phone dialler through the popped-up web browser, just as if the pop-up wasn’t there.
When transparency is zero and the pop-up is completely opaque, you may need to move it around when you need to do stuff like type on the main open app. But when you make the pop-up transparent, you can carry on with whatever you want to do as if the pop-up isn’t there. No obstructions.
The limitation is that there are only a pre-selected number of apps that can use the Qslide feature, and as far as I can see, they are all built-in apps. It does not appear that downloaded 3rd party apps can use the feature yet. But this is a good start. Hopefully, at some point, it might be extended to cover 3rd party apps. Imagine Evernote being able to do this….
You can always access the Qslide list of apps easily from the Android pull-down menu at the top of the display whatever you are doing on the phone:
LG is mad! In the Mo universe, that’s a compliment.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.