Android L will bring multi-user support to phones


It looks like Google is all set to bring multi-user support to Android handsets with the next public release of the OS — Android L.

The company did not announce this feature officially when it had formally announced the OS at Google I/O back in June.

Google had introduced multi-user support in Android with the 4.2 Jelly Bean update and refined it further in the Android 4.3 update. The feature, however, has remained exclusive to tablets since the beginning. However, with Android L, the company has finally decided to bring multi-user support to smartphones as well.


The confirmation comes straight from an engineer at Google, who posted the following reply when a user complained about the lack of the multi-user feature on Android phones:

“The development team has implemented this feature and it will be available as a part of the next public release.”

While the engineer does not explicitly mentions Android L, it is all but given since that is the next major “public release” of the OS.