Most tablets running Google Android 3.x Honeycomb have nice big 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel displays. Web sites look great on those high resolution screens. But you know what else you can do with a high resolution display? You can view two windows side by side… at least assuming you have the appropriate software.

While the default Android web browser doesn’t support two-pane views, there’s a free third-party browser for Android tablets which does. It’s called DualWeb Browser and it does pretty much exactly what the name says: It shows you two web sites at once.

When you hold a tablet in landscape mode you’ll see one page on the left and the other on the right. Flip to portrait mode and one page will be stacked on top of the other.

The user interface is pretty basic. You can open a new page by tapping the half of the screen where you want to see the web page and hitting the Browser Menu button to bring up an address bar. To navigate you can hit the settings button for home, forward, back, refresh, and exit buttons. And that’s about it for the feature set.

The browser is a little on the sluggish side, but it’s one of the first two-pane web browser I’ve seen which allows you to do things like read in one window while writing in the other, or keep a chat window open in one window and a video running in another.

via reddit

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...