Side Stage

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Side Stage is a technology presented[vague] by Canonical Ltd. to be included in Ubuntu Tablet. It was first demonstrated on Ubuntu Tablet's YouTube announcement on Canonical's channel "celebrateubuntu".[1]


Side Stage allows Ubuntu Phone apps and select Ubuntu Tablet apps to run in a smaller section of the screen, alongside the main app.[2][3] It aims to "go even further" with the idea of multitasking, allowing screen space to be divided in this manner. Examples shown in the announcement video included a notes app being used alongside a web browser, and a user swiping from the right edge to bring a mobile version of the Facebook app into view over a playing video.


Side Stage was first shown demonstrated on 19 February 2013 and included in both launch trailers for Ubuntu Tablet.


  1. ^ Ubuntu for tablets - Full video | celebrateubuntu na YouTube
  2. ^ "Ubuntu unveils tablet experience with multi-tasking Archived 2013-04-24 at the Wayback Machine." (press release). 2013-02-19. Accessed 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ Jon Brodkin. "Shuttleworth: Ubuntu tablets won't be as "jarring" to users as Windows 8". Ars Technica, 2013-02-19. Accessed 2013-02-27.