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Android Auto's split-screen feature is now live

Android Auto's split-screen feature is now live

About a week ago, we reported Android Auto would receive a bunch of new features, including a new privacy mode and in-car games. A split-screen mode was also in the making, which has now rolled out to users.

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Split-screen Street View finally arrives on Google Maps for Android (APK Download)

Split-screen Street View finally arrives on Google Maps for Android (APK Download)

In the past, if I needed to use Street View, I usually tried to hop on my desktop. While the Street View function in Android's Google Maps did work, it would often be confusing to use, simply because I couldn't see where I was going. Google has finally added a split-view mode for Street View on Android, making the feature a lot easier to use.

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App Pairs on Android 12 may let you open two apps at once

App Pairs on Android 12 may let you open two apps at once

Long gone are the days when smartphones were tiny and cramped, and multitasking on them was a distant dream. With the adoption of larger displays and more flexible software, smartphones make it easier than ever before to do more at once. Split-screen, a native Android feature, already lets you work with two apps at the same time. Now Google is reportedly working on a way to make it even easier to multitask, with a new App Pairs feature for launching two apps simultaneously.

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Chrome OS 84 comes with redesigned Files app, better Overview screen, and resizable on-screen keyboard

Chrome OS 84 comes with redesigned Files app, better Overview screen, and resizable on-screen keyboard

Following the release of Chrome 84 on desktops and mobile, Google has now launched Chrome OS 84. Other than the regular Chrome browser features like intrusive notification request blocking and app shortcuts support, the OS is in for some more treats. The redesigned, all-white Files app is finally going stable, the virtual keyboard is now resizeable, there are simpler split-screen options built into the Overview screen, and we get a new Explore app that replaces the Get Help application.

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Google says Galaxy Z Flip's split-screen mode will be available to other OEMs

Google says Galaxy Z Flip's split-screen mode will be available to other OEMs

Yesterday, Samsung launched its second foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, which could shape up to be a more than worthy competitor to the Motorola Razr. In cooperation with Google, the company has added a nifty split-screen feature to the phone that divides apps' interfaces into top and bottom halves when you fold it into a laptop-esque "flex mode." This innovation turns things like Duo video calls into hands-free operations with quick access to the mute option, the end call button, and the camera switcher. Now Google has shared with The Verge that future foldables from other manufacturers will be able to implement this mode, too.

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You can enable split-screen multitasking on Nvidia Shield TV using a Bluetooth keyboard

You can enable split-screen multitasking on Nvidia Shield TV using a Bluetooth keyboard

An enterprising GeForce Forums user has stumbled upon a way of enabling split-screen multitasking on everybody's favorite Android TV box, the Nvidia Shield TV. It's not entirely practical, but if you've got a keyboard you can connect to the device, you can run two apps side by side on your television.

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Samsung Good Lock 2018 gets new MultiStar module for improved split-screen multitasking [APK Download]

Samsung Good Lock 2018 gets new MultiStar module for improved split-screen multitasking [APK Download]

To the delight of many, Samsung resurrected its Good Lock customization app this summer. Stephen took an in-depth look at what could be done with it, and he liked what he saw. It's essentially a directory of other apps (or modules) that can be downloaded from Galaxy Apps and used to personalize your Samsung mobile experience.

Examples of the various modules include LockStar for altering your lockscreen and QuickStar for editing your quick settings, plus you can also get a bit more fancy with Edge Touch and Edge Lighting. The latest addition to the list is MultiStar, which is designed to enhance the multitasking functionality on your Samsung device.

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Kindle app adds split-screen support, improved notifications coming soon

Kindle app adds split-screen support, improved notifications coming soon

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Android P DP2 has a redesigned interface for triggering split screen apps

Android P DP2 has a redesigned interface for triggering split screen apps

Split screen/multi-window apps were introduced back with Android 7.0 Nougat, and based on a poll we recently ran, the majority of our readers use it either infrequently or not at all. Nonetheless, it seems that with the recent changes to the multitasking UI in Android P DP2, the forgotten feature has received a bit of love from Google.

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Chromebook split-screening for Android apps now available in Canary channel

Chromebook split-screening for Android apps now available in Canary channel

Google recently added split-screen snapping to Chrome OS so you could easily put two windows or web apps side-by-side. This was a welcome improvement, particularly on convertible machines with a tablet mode. Unfortunately, it didn't apply to Android apps before, but that functionality has now been added to the Chrome OS Canary channel.

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