Google introduced the split-screen feature with the Android 11 operating system. However, this feature, which was not liked by the users and offered limited support, also did not allow two different applications to create shortcuts to be used on the same screen. As such, Google started looking for a new split-screen solution for Android 12.
According to information published by a website called 9To5Google, Google is working on a feature called App Pairs that will enable the use of app pairs to provide users with a more intuitive multitasking experience on the Android 12.0 operating system. Instead of enabling split-screen mode, App Pairs will be able to group the two apps under “tasks,” allowing users to launch these pairs of apps quickly.
App Pairs and Android 12.0 expected to be introduced in February
The app pairs feature is not a new feature for smartphones. Samsung previously offered App Pairs a feature, allowing users to create shortcuts to run two applications they want. It is unknown whether this feature, which Google is working on, will offer the same features as Samsung.
9To5Google made the following statements in its share; “App Pairs means that you can combine the two most recently used apps on one screen so that you can use them on the same screen. After combining the two apps into one shortcut, you can start using different apps alone and switching between them.
Google’s App Pairs feature is expected to offer Android 12 to users soon. The company will introduce the latest version of the operating system in February if it moves according to the previous timeline.