Android is preparing for make the leap to the big screen for a long time. This is more than evident since Android 12L, it was improved with Android 13 and everything indicates that the work will continue with Android 14. After all, Google is more interested than ever in having a tablet and a foldable at the same time. view.
Android for bigger screens
Android 13 QPR2, which should reach the Google Pixel at any time as a feature drop, anticipated some changes to Android’s desktop mode. Now we know other changes that Google is working on to adapt Android to the screens of larger size of computers, tablets and laptops
In this desktop mode, the applications are displayed in windows, like in Windows, with a button panel at the top with which we can perform classic functions such as maximize or close. In Android 14, other additional buttons are included, such as making a screenshot, select or activate split screen mode, in a dropdown menu. They are basically the buttons that appear in the recent view of the mobile.
In addition to this change in Android’s multitasking capabilities, the Android 14 betas have revealed other details that are on the way that will be interesting for the new generations of Google devices. The first of them is that the Google Pixel Fold will be able to use the face unlock only with outdoor camera, that is, when it is folded. Deployed, the biometrics will be carried out by the fingerprint reader.
Google also seems to be laying the groundwork so that the stylus on a Pixel Tablet can be used to take notes quickly and at any time, even if the tablet is locked. The notes app can be opened without unlocking the mobilein a similar way to how we can open the camera to take photos without unlocking the mobile.
The changes do not end there. In 9to5Google they have found references to a mysterious concept of dual_shade in the notification panel. What exactly it will refer to is yet to be confirmed, but it could be that with Android 14 we have a separate panel for notifications and quick settings when we use it on a large diagonal screen, such as a tablet. Without a doubt, we will know more about these news in the next betas of Android 14.
Via | 9to5Google
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