One of the Most Famous and Useful Features on Samsung devices is the Multi Window Mode. With Every Smartphone getting bigger, we feel like Multi Window should be on Every Device. I mean if the device has a Huge Screen, why not take use of that? Now it looks like Google is trying to fix that, as we get a detailed look at Multi Window for Pure Android.
This new report comes from Android Police and it offers a detailed look at some of Google’s plans for a new multi-window Android update, though the site notes that there’s no guarantee we’ll see any of these features launch any time soon. We’re getting a sneak peek here at something Google’s been working on since late 2013, and the pictures are all mockups based on a few source images that couldn’t be shared.
Google’s take on multi-window view is pretty similar to what we’ve already seen from Samsung and even Microsoft with Windows 8. Basically, the screen can split in half to show two apps side-by-side, and you get some control over how much space each app takes up.
You’ll be able to view the homescreen or your recently used apps on one side of the screen. You’ll also still have access to the “Ok Google” hotword to automatically launch voice controls. You can even drag text or images across the screen between apps with a simple swipe.
It’s also said that the Google’s Multi Window version would work for both tablet and smartphones. With the rumors of Google’s 5.9″ Nexus 6 from Motorola and the 9″ Nexus Tablet from HTC which is expected to launch later this month, it might be time to bring side-by-side multitasking to stock Android sooner rather than later.
That being said, there are current alternative methods to get Split Screen multi Tasking if you are rooted, by using a simple Xposed Module; but not everyone roots their device, so I think Google should make the move now.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Multi Window on Pure Android? Do you want it to debut with the Final Version of Android L? Drop a comment down below.