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Alonzo Simpson
January 21, 2021

However, it's not clear yet how Google might implement its Restricted Networking mode into Android 12. Alternatively, Google can merge these changes within the next few days or weeks, giving these changes enough time to propagate into Android 12.

XDA Developer's Mishaal Rahman dug into Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Gerrit entries and spotted mentions of a new Restricted Networking mode. Or in simple words, the system will recognize them as a single task.

If you are using two apps in split-screen view on Android 11 or an older build, you cannot open the task overview and switch to using another app in full-screen mode. This will be different from the current split screen that pins one app to the other. The divider will have more options for you to quickly swap the position of the two apps by tapping on it. For now, you are forced to kill the split-screen view first, and this is annoying.

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App Pairs will look similar to the split screen view with a divider to separate the two apps.

Last week, Google took action against loan apps that did not fit its policies for loan repayment terms. Google aims to improve this with an updated feature called "App Pairs". It turns out that that's not entirely true, as Switch hacker and emulator dev bylaws pointed out to us that Android does feature rudimentary support for vibrating externally connected devices.

I've been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. This has been a major problem for old users of Huawei devices and people in the market looking for a new Huawei smartphone. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.

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