Split-screen multitasking expected to arrive with Android 6.1 in June
Google recently revealed that it is working to bring split-screen multitasking to pure Android, and now “trusted sources” are promising it will arrive next June with Android 6.1 Marshmallow.
When Android and Chrome UX director Glen Murphy confirmed split-screen multitasking in a Reddit AMA earlier this month, he suggested we would probably have to wait until Android N arrives next fall to get it. But Android Geeks claims it will come sooner.
“One of our most trusted sources told us that Google is planning to release the Android 6.1 Marshmallow in June, 2016, and it will also come with the long-awaited split-screen support,” reads the report. “We’ve had plenty of leaks that turned out to be true from this source.”
Split-screen multitasking allows users to run two apps side-by-side. Samsung has proven it can be incredibly useful on smartphones, but it’s even greater on tablets. And now that the Pixel C is here and going head-to-head with the iPad, this is a feature it should have.
The same source claims Android 6.1 will also bring improvements to Marshmallow’s new app permissions system, which was overhauled with Android 6.0 to be more user-friendly — and some under-the-hood improvements for greater stability and performance.
It’s still a lengthy wait for June, but it’s better than waiting for Android N, which won’t be rolled out to the public until next fall.
- SourceAndroid Geeks