For Android smartphone users, software updates are extremely important as they bring nifty features that improve users' overall experience. Google is the maker of Android and responsible for releasing major software every year and minor bug fixes frequently. Following the release of Android Marshmallow, which is still in the process of covering all Android smartphones, Google has started teasing features of seventh iteration of Android, currently referred to as "N."
With the release of Android Marshmallow, Google missed out on some major features only to be criticised by its users. Multi-tasking support was a major miss by Google but the company will change that with Android N.
"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!" Andrew Bowers, Google's Director for Consumer Hardware, said during the Pixel C Team's Reddit AMA session, Android Police reported.
While it is comforting to see Google bring the spit-screen UI among many other features in its next Android OS, users may be waiting a long time as an official rollout is not expected until later next year. What's unclear is if the split-screen UI will be supported on both phones and tablets or reserved for tablets like Apple did with iOS 9.
At the moment, it is entirely unclear what Google has in store with Android N. But we will learn more details in bits and pieces as the official launch nears. There is a long wait ahead of us, so do not get excited just yet.