Android 12 could debut revamped split-screen feature with 'App Pairs'

Google is possibly working on improving the split-view multitasking experience on Android. The company has not updated the feature in a long time now and it is a bit cumbersome and awkward to run apps in split-screen mode on Android devices right now.

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As per a new report, Google is planning a major revamp of the split-screen multitasking experience for Android 12. It will debut a new feature called "App Pairs" which will allow users to group two apps in split-screen mode as a "task." What this means is that when one opens the Recent Apps view, they will be shown this "app pair" as a single "task". This will make it easier to switch between another app and then back to the "app pair."

The divider between two apps in split-screen mode is also gaining additional functionality. It will allow users to swap the position of the two apps via a simple double-tap. On paper, the new multitasking approach already sounds more convenient and useful than the existing split-view multitasking method of Android 11. It should also make the split-view multitasking experience far better on foldables and tablets.

Google could possibly announce other multitasking related improvements in Android 12 as the feature has not been updated in quite a few years now. Given that the first developer preview of Android 11 was released in February, it is possible that Android 12 will also be announced around the same time this year.

Source: 9to5Google

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