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Google Chrome for Android adds multi-resume support to prepare for foldable phones

Foldable smartphones promise to be the next big thing to happen to Android, as more and more OEMs show interest in releasing a device with this form factor. While the actual usefulness of a foldable smartphone past the theoretical stage is yet to be known, we are witnessing the Android ecosystem adapt to make way...

Android Q’s “Multi-Resume” feature will let two apps run simultaneously without pausing

Multi-window on Android was present in different forms even prior to the release of Android Nougat's multi-window functionality. But then Google gave Android a predictable and uniform implementation of multi-window support with three different multi-window modes: split-screen, freeform, and picture-in-picture (available for phones in Android Oreo). However, the split-screen functionality, as was introduced in the past,...

Samsung Good Lock update adds a new Multi Window module

Many people call the features that Samsung adds into Samsung Experience (previously called TouchWiz) "bloatware" because they may end up using 5% of what is available. Naturally, what is and what is not bloatware is subjective because we all use our smartphones differently, but Samsung has recently begun experimenting with new features via modules in...

Android O’s Picture-in-Picture Mode can be Enabled Right Now, Here’s How

Feature image: Picture-in-picture mode on an Android TV Picture-in-picture mode (PiP) is a feature of some television receivers allowing the device to display one program in an inset window while another program is running. This feature made its way to Android TV devices starting in Android 7.0 Nougat, but Google recently announced that the feature will...

Android Nougat’s Freeform Window Mode: What It Is and How Developers Can Utilize It

When Android 7.0 Nougat was first announced early in 2016, it brought with it a much-requested feature to the Android platform — multi-window support. Most people are aware of the split-screen multi-window support enabled by default on all Android Nougat phones and tablets. Android TV devices with Android Nougat come with support for picture-in-picture multi-window support.However, there...

Tasker v4.9 is out with Non-Root Programmable Firewall, Multi-Window Automation, S-Pen Recognition, and More

It's no secret that we at XDA are big fans of Tasker. We've covered the application and its capabilities multiple times in the past and have demonstrated that the potential uses of Tasker are limitless thanks to its extensive plug-in framework. Tasker has become so robust over the years that development on the application has slowed...

5 Great Ways To Use Android Split-Screen

I've been using Android N for a while and I'm actually liking the split-screen feature. At first it will go against your instinct to use this feature because we have all been switching between apps for so long that it has become natural to us. When we jump between apps we press the "recent apps"...

Multi-Window is Underrated, and Every Android Should Have it by Now

All modern phones have multi-tasking capabilities, yet some are clearly better than others. Not only can hardware make a difference, but also software -- an incredibly notorious mistake on Samsung’s part for its biggest releases of the year. But despite the memory management fiasco, Samsung has had the upper hand in Android multitasking due to...