Now, we have received a small app from Sony for the Xperia Smartphone. One of the more interesting software comes to Sony Xperia smartphone in the form of Small apps.
Small apps are essentially floating window applications that open like windows on your computer. It is similar to Galaxy Note 2 multi window feature.
The XDA Senior Member hhlong89 posted an app called Web view. It is one of the Xperia Small app and also a web browser. It opens up a web browser in a Small apps window, and lets users browse the web.
It resembles the other regular android browsers, but one small difference is it has floating window feature. Let us a take look on the full feature of WebView application.
- Share URL from Intent
- Can Use Default Browser
- Long press maximize button go to Setting Activity
- Long press home button to browser reload
- Long press open with browser button(left bottom) to show input form
One sad thing about this app is it does not work if you already set another app in your Sony Xperia Smartphone. In addition with that some copy/paste functions and pull down list features also does not work. And also you cannot type the URL directly.
The app has been confirmed working on pretty much every Xperia device that can run small apps. Now that third party developers are digging into small apps.