Android is receiving a new “App Pairs” feature, as we’ve been anticipating since the beginning of the year, and it’s already live in 12L Beta 1. It replaces the old “split screen” method of multitasking on phones.
Taping the symbol at the top of the screen from Recent/Multitasking displays the same option as previously. Split screen, on the other hand, has been replaced with “Pin to top,” despite the fact that the identical symbol is utilized.
That software still shrinks, but instead of a reduced preview, you now receive the full card size. Google has widened the pull tab between the two panes, but there is no longer a live adjustment. Instead, the app icons show as the backdrop flashes until you stop adjusting.
The most significant feature brought by App Pairs in Android 12L is the ability to save groups in the recents view rather than the top application being pinned in perpetuity. App Pairs may be created and visited several times, and the combined card in multitasking displays both icons at the top.
App Pairs Feature
Split Screen Feature
Meanwhile, you can flip/switch the pairing’s top and bottom apps/windows by double-tapping the white separator (h/t Dylan).App Pairings for Android 12L In comparison to other multitasking systems, such as Microsoft’s Duo, you cannot save a pairing.
This feature is designed for large displays, but there are some situations when it is handy to have on a mobile phone. The Android 12L Beta 1 emulator running on a tablet device now displays a “Split” button alongside “Screenshot” and “Select,” indicating that App Pairs branding and implementation is not complete.
Let us know what you think of this update down in the commentary section below. Is the new soon to be seen App pairs better than the android previous Split screen function?