Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Android Q to have multi-resume lets two apps run simultaneously without pausing


Latest Android version Q have brought to the smartphones is the split-screen feature. As the name suggests, the feature splits the screen of the phone into two and lets users use more than one apps simultaneously.


When the feature is enabled the phone's screen
gets divided into separate sections, but only one of the windows work at a time, while the other windows are paused. Google is reportedly bringing upgrades to the split-screen feature in the next Android version, which will most likely be Android Q.

Split screen feature first arrived with the release of Android Nougat around two years back. With the feature, Google aimed to make it easy for the Android phone users to multi-task, without having to switch between apps constantly. Currently, there are three different multi-window modes including split-screen, freeform, and picture-in-picture. All these three phones are available to phones that come with Android Ore out-of-the-box or are upgraded to Google's latest Android OS.

This split screen feature doesn't allow users to use multiple apps at the same time. In the next Android version, Google is reportedly working on upgrading the split screen feature and deliver what it promises.

Android Q, Google is said to introduce a new feature called "multi-resume". As the name suggests, the multi-resume feature will let users use multiple apps at the same time. The new feature, unlike the split screen feature, will allow users to actually run more than one application at the same time on the phone's screen. The multi-resume feature will divide the phone screen and runs all the apps together at the same time. Google is yet to reveal official details about the coming of this feature. But if the feature really comes with Android Q, it will be great news for the multi-taskers.

Reports says that Google will start allowing phone makers to keep all apps resumed or active when in multi-window. There are chances that the feature will be available on Android Pie as well in the days to come, but considering Pie has already been shipped to some Android phones, both the OEMs and the app will need come together to test this feature on an existing Android Pie devices.


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