Coming soon – Android N with multi-window function

Recently, during a Reddit AMA on the Pixel C, Glen Murphy, director of Android and Chrome UX, confirmed that a split-screen multitasking support is incoming. He said: “We’re working hard on a range of enhancements for Android in this form factor. There are many things, like multi-window, that we’ve been spending a lot of time on — hopefully we can share more about this soon.”

Apparently, this update won’t come until Android 7.0 releases. Consumer hardware director at Google, Andrew Bowers, added: “We’re working on lots of things right now for N that, of course, we wish we had, you know, yesterday. But we’d spoil the surprise of N if we shared all of them. Split screen is in the works!”

Apple added iOS 9 added multitasking functionality into iOS9 this year for iPads, while we’ve seen similar functionality in Windows. Android N is likely to launch next year and we don’t know what N stands for but we are guessing Nutella.

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