Forget split screen—Android N code hints at a “Freeform Windows” mode

Forget split screen—Android N code hints at a “Freeform Windows” mode

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One of Android N’s headline features is a new split-screen mode that lets you run two apps side by side. It’s a great multitasking feature for tablets, but it looks like Google is gearing up to take things one step further. We haven’t been able to get it to work, but hidden in the code of Android N are references to an “experimental freeform windows” mode.
The feature would probably look a lot like Remix OS —a third-party version of Android geared for desktop computers—or the multi-window mode on Samsung phones. It would have multiple Android apps on screen at a time, all enclosed in floating windows, just like a real desktop OS.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/forget-split-screen-android-n-code-hints-at-a-freeform-windows-mode/
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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