Android N quick-tip: How to activate split-screen multitasking mode

Android N has been available in the form of a Developer Preview now for a few weeks and is already in to its second preview. Part of this upcoming major software update is the baked-in ability to have two apps side-by-side on the screen, otherwise known as split-screen multitasking. Here’s how you use it…

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Improved multitasking is finally coming to Chrome OS’s tablet mode with split-screen snapping

With every new Chrome OS device that’s released, it seems like there’s either a touch-screen, 2-in-1 design, or both to add functionality beyond the traditional laptop form factor. Thanks to a recent discovery within Chrome OS’s Developer Mode, you can now use split-screen snapping for proper touch-friendly multitasking when using a ChromeOS device as a tablet.

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Google Docs apps add much-needed iPad Pro support, but still lack iOS 9 multitasking

Google is on a roll lately with readying its iOS apps for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro announced last September and released last November.

Google’s YouTube app gained native resolution two weeks ago, but lacked iOS 9 multitasking features like Split View and Picture-in-Picture, then yesterday we saw Google Photos update with iPad Pro support in an update that actually includes Split View and Slide Over features.

Now it’s the Google Docs apps turn, at least to start, as the latest version of Google Docs for iOS adds native resolution support for the iPad Pro.

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Samsung Galaxy devices with Android Marshmallow get better browsing and multitasking

Samsung has already shown off the new Edge panel for devices like the Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+ which comes as part of the Android Marshmallow update. Today, it detailed some of the other, perhaps more important, additions coming to Galaxy phones with Android 6.0 which started rolling out two days ago.

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Do you like the look of the new multitasking menu found on the Pixel C? [Poll]

Today Google pushed out the second public beta of Android 7.1.2 to Nexus and Pixel devices. For the most part, this update brought with it performance improvements, but the Pixel C got a refreshed look and feel as well as the addition of a new grid-style multitasking menu. Do you like the look of the new menu and think it should be the default on tablets?

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Android 7.1.2 adds Pixel Launcher, new nav buttons, and a crazy new multitasking menu to the Pixel C

Despite having the same name as the Pixel smartphone, Google hasn’t shown the same favor to the Pixel C tablet. Where the Pixel phones have had early access to things like Google Assistant and to new software versions, the Pixel C has been treated like a Nexus ─ that’s to say kept up to date but not given any preferential treatment. However, that has seemingly changed today…

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