NIXsolutions: Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 Reveals Enhanced Multi-Window Mode

Tech blogger Mishaal Rahman delved into the test build of Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1, unearthing an updated multi-window mode that caught his attention. Originally introduced in Android 7.0, this revamped feature now bears striking similarities to the interface of Windows or Mac operating systems. Rahman, formerly an editor at XDA-Developers, showcased his findings through a video demonstration.

Enhanced Functionality

In this updated iteration, users can manipulate the OS code to relocate the control “pill” to the top of the display when operating in Android desktop mode. By pressing this control, users can seamlessly switch a window to floating mode or split the screen into two, reminiscent of the familiar layout of Windows or Mac environments. Floating windows mimic those found in traditional desktop environments, complete with options to maximize the screen or close the window.

Unrestricted Flexibility

What’s particularly noteworthy is the flexibility afforded to users in adjusting window sizes without encountering any restrictions. Additionally, a convenient snapping pattern allows for easy resizing, filling either the right or left half of the display with the chosen application. Moreover, a submenu adjacent to the program name in the window’s top panel duplicates the options available via the “pill” when in full-screen mode, providing the ability to expand the application to full screen, split the display, or enter floating mode.

Future Implications

As of now, it remains uncertain whether this innovative feature will make its way into the final release version of Android 15, or if Google will continue to refine and test it, adds NIXsolutions. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated on any developments regarding this intriguing advancement.