According to reports, this feature allows users to make a fast switch between apps, a multi-window view, not to mention being efficient for Work users. It'll give the tablet nearly a Chrome OS appearance, still with some differences, of course.
Also, there hasn't been any major Android tablet update in a long while, so this Lenovo-Moto tablet would be especially welcomed by Android lovers.
We may find out about this new device, or Motorola (or Lenovo) may kill it while still in development, who knows? Sounds pretty cool and useful to us. Unfortunately, the source didn't provide any information on the device's other specifications like processor, storage or RAM. It is also probably that there will be multiple variants of the tablet and at least one of them will offer cellular connectivity. Among other things, the tablet will feature a premium look and possibly a 10-inch display. The feature was previously seen on the Lenovo Yoga Book that was launched in India last December.
Now, it's not that I wouldn't appreciate such a feature in a tablet. Not only does Motorola have some experience making tablets, but there aren't exactly a ton of new Android tablets hitting the market lately, so any new device is kind of a big deal. The lowest end 16GB model of the Droid Xyboard 10.1 costs $699, while the 8.2 starts at $430 for its 32GB model.
Just as it was with Android smartphones and Android Wear, Motorola was quick to embrace Google's operating system on tablets. To put into perspective, Android tablets have been lacking of productivity features which makes it obvious that the creative pros turn to Apple as a problem solver.
Hopefully this mystery slate can do a little better if it ever comes to fruition, especially considering Android tablets are a bit of a dying breed these days.