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A look at Google’s plans for an Android split-screen multitasking mode

AndroidPolice has posted renders that it says are based on a split-screen multitasking mode that Google has been experimenting with for Android. It’s a feature Samsung has implemented into its own version of Android and used as a selling point in marketing over the competition. It’s also something that Apple is experimenting with for iPad. Expand

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Chrome OS updated with ‘app docking’ feature for improved multitasking

CrOS docking

Google recently announced a new tweak to Chrome OS that will enable easier multitasking for Chromebook users. The new “docking” feature allows small windows like Hangouts and Google Keep notes to be pinned to one side of the screen, much like the “snap” feature found in Microsoft’s more recent Windows releases. Docked windows will remain visible at all times, causing other apps like the Chrome browser or Gmail to be resized.

The feature is a little-publicized addition to the most recent Chrome OS update released the end of last week. You can get the latest Chrome OS build by simply rebooting your Chromebook.