Saturday, 12 December 2015

Coming soon - Android N with multi-window function

Android
Recently, during a Reddit AMA on the Pixel C, Glen Murphy, director of Android and Chrome UX, confirmed that a split-screen multitasking support is incoming. He said: “We're working hard on a range of enhancements for Android in this form factor. There are many things, like multi-window, that we've been spending a lot of time on -- hopefully we can share more about this soon." Apparently, this update won't come until Android 7.0 releases. Consumer hardware director at Google, Andrew Bowers, added: “We're working on lots of things right now for N that, of course, we wish we had, you know, yesterday. But we'd spoil the surprise of N if we shared all of them. Split screen is in the works!” Apple added iOS 9 added multitasking functionality into iOS9 this year for iPads, while we've seen similar functionality in Windows. Android N is likely to launch next year and we don't know what N stands for but we are guessing Nutella.