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Moboplayer Brings Pop-Up Play to All Android Devices

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jul 30, 2012

Android video players are a dime a dozen these days, but only one offers Pop-Up Play. This awesome feature lets you perform some serious multitasking on your Android by allowing you to watch videos while doing anything else you want to do. If you were drooling over the Galaxy S3's pop-up video player, you'll be happy to know that Moboplayer offers a similar service – and it's available to download for free on any Android device (1.6 and up).

So why would you want to have a pop-up video player? Well imagine you're reading an interesting article but want to listen to music on YouTube while doing so. Or you want to text without closing the music video you're watching. Or you're chatting with your friend about the latest viral video and want to watch it simultaneously. Okay, so maybe that last example sounds a bit insane but come on, this kind of app is the future and you know it!

All you have to do is hold down the "home button" while the video is playing and then you can move it anywhere you like.

Here's what it looks like on a tablet:

You can download Moboplayer for free right here.

Source: Phandroid

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • chinu Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    ya bro... u r lucky..... 4 dat.....
    the only option left 4 me its download the apk from google and change its permissions....

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  • Steven Blum Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    In the case of this particular app, the benefits outweigh the consequences (for me, at least).

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  • Steven Blum Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    It's messed up, chinu, I agree. But apps like Facebook ask for 12 permissions!

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  • chinu Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    overall its asking me 7 permissions

    storage
    phone calls
    wi fi acess
    system tools
    hardware controls
    network communicarion
    accounts

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  • Steven Blum Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    Chinu -- It's telling me it only needs access to "read phone state and identity." Okay, that's actually pretty creepy.

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  • chinu Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    while downloading its asking permission for phone calls.

    why a video player needs permission for phone calls????

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  • Eric McBride Jul 30, 2012 Link to comment

    Just downloaded it. Mind blown.

    That is all.

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