Android N There's more to multitasking in Android N than split-screen mode. Alex Dobie 24 May 2016 18 One of the biggest user-facing features of Android N is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at a time. Sure, some manufacturers like Samsung and LG have offered similar features for years, but from N onwards it'll be supported at the operating-system level, which means better app support, and (eventually) less custom code. When most people think about multi-window mode, they imagine the traditional split-screen view pioneered by Samsung and LG, and included in newer iPad models. However Android N actually has three distinct ways to run more than one app at once. Let's dive in. The Android Central App alongside the Android Central website. Split-screen mode This is your standard multi-window mode, as you might have come to know on some Samsung, LG and Huawei phones. The screen is split between two different apps, either … [Read more...] about Android N’s three multi-window modes, explained
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
So many videos Hello my friend. Stay a while, and listen. Russell Holly 20 May 2016 1 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google isn't livestreaming every session at their massive developer conference this year, but we do get recordings of each one uploaded at the end of the day. Among other things, that means there's a whole lot of Google I/O for those us who aren't on the ground in Mountain View to enjoy now. We've gone ahead and cherry picked some of the best of day two for you to look at, with the full lineup split between the Android Developers and Google Developers pages over on YouTube for the rest. Ready? Here we go! VR at Google The recently announced Daydream may not be on the scale of Hololens or HTC Vive like many had initially suspected, but Google's plans for virtual reality in the mobile space is more than a little impressive. The presentations given by Google's VR team all day yesterday painted a rich picture of the future, … [Read more...] about Google I/O Day 2 video roundup — everything you missed
Androidbooks Android apps on Chrome OS are so more than just an interesting sideshow. Alex Dobie 5 May 2016 92 It's looking more and more likely that Android apps will be officially coming to Chrome OS through the Google Play Store, after a brief sighting of an option checkbox and splash page on at least one device. And it's been a long time coming — almost two years in fact, since Google first demonstrated Android apps on a Chromebook at Google I/O 2014. Since then, we've seen the ARC Welder tool released to help developers port and test their apps on Chrome OS, along with a basic version of Google Play Services for the platform. So it's no huge surprise to see signs that Google is about to open up the Play Store, and "over a million apps" to Chromebooks around the world. Indeed, the technical underpinnings of Android are designed to help it run on anything with enough computing power, whether it uses ARM-based hardware (like most smartphones), Intel's … [Read more...] about Android apps on Chromebooks: Google’s shortcut to a full desktop ecosystem