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Android 12 will reportedly feature App Pairs to simplify launching apps in split screen mode

January 21, 2021


Google built a split-screen multitasking feature into Android 6.0 Marshmallow (2015), but it was experimental. The feature was officially enabled by default the following year with 7.0 Nougat. Later came 9.0 Pie, which changed how app switching worked and people were upset because the new gesture was slower and less convenient.

The history lesson is over and there’s good news – launching split-screen may become more convenient on Android 12. 9to5Google has seen evidence that Google is working an a feature called App Pairs.