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Since the first developer version of Android N was presented in society have been shelling each and every one of sus news. One of the most striking and important is the native adoptation the multi-window mode that, yes, I had several mobile Samsung in a while.
However, when we talk about multiwindow mode Android N most of the time we focus on the split screen , either horizontally or vertically. That is, a line that allows you to use two applications simultaneously, each occupying half of the screen (or depending on how you want it set).
However, it is possible that the largest and most interesting related feature windows Android N is not shared window, but the resizable windows or, Android calls, free size windows
split window, reduced utility
I am not going to lie, my Galaxy A5 has a way of split window that is very similar to Android N, and the amount of times I’ve used you can count on the fingers of one hand. When the truth is not too practical because not all applications support it, some elements are out of reach or the screen is simply too small to use two applications at once.
also I have a Galaxy Tab S 8-inch split-window function (Samsung calls it multi-window) and I’ve used a similar number of times. Size is not the problem now, but the rigidity of the grid to split the screen. Accustomed to move windows in Windows, the multiventana no longer enough frustrating in comparison.
resizable window, excellent productivity
Now if something we learned from Remix OS is that there is interest in both a PC like Android as more like a desktop operating system Android. Of all the optimizations Remix OS has introduced to its most productive use with a mouse and keyboard, my favorite definitely are resizable floating windows, and Windows.
Your phone and tablet is not a PC : the screen will certainly be smaller, and have no keyboard or mouse, but you can still take advantage of the floating windows . Without going any further, I remember longingly use Small Apps Sony on the tiny screen of my old Xperia Mini Pro . With more and more applications with floating icons (Messenger, Link Bubble …) it is clear that there is interest multitasking.
free size mode
información Android developers N mode free size window in the news section related to multiventana detailed. This mode must be specifically enabled, specially designed for devices with screens “larger”, although in this case probably left to the discretion of each manufacturer.
We could not yet see the implementation mode size free Android N in operation, although the “análisis Forensic “system code hints that, as in Remix OS, the windows will also have buttons to resize and close applications .
From the side of the developers of each application, they have new controls for allow or not the use of their mode applications resizable window or split . An application may refuse to operate in multi-window mode, in which case it will always be displayed full screen. Of course, if otherwise not specified the default value determines which does support the multiventana.
mode Free size means new challenges for developers when designing their applications. The first is to determine limits. Thus, N Android applications can specify a predetermined size, a predetermined position, and a minimum size . In addition, some functions are not possible from the multi-window mode because no sense to be sharing the spotlight with other applications (for example, hide the navigation bar).
Android increasingly complex
what is clear from this is that the days when mobile operating systems were something simple thing of the past. With increasingly powerful mobile operating systems and increasingly capable, the dividing line between a desktop PC and a tablet (with a wireless keyboard) is increasingly blurred .
we probably can not enjoy the free mode window in our phones for now. Instead be tablets which will open the way for both users and developers will adapt to a world where applications do not work horizontally or vertically, but as the user wants them to place. However, it is more than likely that the resizable floating applications end up coming to our phones before or after
In Engadget Android. | Android N, all the information of the new version of the operating system Google
March 15, 2016
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