Android 12 will automate the display of two apps at the same time with App Pairs

Android 12 will allow better management of multitasking thanks to a feature called App Pair. This will allow you to quickly regroup two applications within the same group, without having to open one before the other. We could already have an overview of its operation by next February.

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While Android 11 is still in full deployment, Google is already working on the 12th version of its operating system for smartphones. We spoke to you a few days ago about the “hibernation” mode of applications which will free up storage space. New information suggests the Mountain View firm is working on a feature that automate the display of two split-screen applications.

Entitled “App Pairs”, it will simplify the task for the user who wishes control two apps at once. Right now, you need to open an app first and then enable split screen from the Recent apps section, which has the effect of pinning it to the top of the screen. With App Pairs, you no longer need to go through all these steps, since you can directly group these applications in pairs.

Android 12 will create application pairs for the split screen

With this feature, it will suffice to define application pairs that you want to display at the same time on the screen, without having to perform other operations, as is the case for the moment. These will then be considered as one and the same task, which will leave the possibility of quickly passing from the created pair to a “simple” application. It will also be possible to modify the space occupied by an application compared to its duo, simply by double-clicking on the bar separating them.

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For several years, Samsung has already used a feature called App Pair on its Galaxy smartphones. This is a rshortcut to quickly open two applications in multitasking mode. It is not yet known whether Android 12 will integrate this type of system. On the other hand, if Google respects the same schedule as for Android 11, whose beta for developers appeared in February 2020, we could soon have an overview of the possibilities by App Pairs.