Android 14 Brings Dual Screen App Support to Foldables


With each new foldable that is debuted, the category of foldables becomes popular and attracts a wider range of consumers. Even now, some of the greatest Android phones available are foldable. Multiple ways to use your phone with your favorite applications are made possible by the presence of two screens.

Gain a new experience with your foldables on newer Android:

Since third-party applications may now utilize both screens at once with Android 14, foldables will grow even better. Foldable phones are also blessed with Android 14, and the Dual Display mode is a prime illustration of this statement. Additionally, Android 14 is a boon for tiny-screen smartphones. Indeed, you can now extend the app content over the inner and outer screens of your folding phone with this new functionality.

Android 14 Bug Serves as a Reminder to Backup Before Major Updates

Mishaal Rahman (Android Police) claims that as of right now, only the Pixel Fold’s Performer Mode shows helpful information on both sides of the screen. But the reporter tells us that with Android 14, a new API makes it possible for developers to use any kind of smartphone, no matter how many displays it has or how it is shaped. Google developed a support library called JetPack WindowManager, which encapsulates the lower-level WindowManager APIs in the framework, to make it easier for app developers to utilize capabilities that are exclusive to foldables.

What does the JetPack WindowManager actually mean?

It is learned that developers can support new device form factors and multi-window environments, all credit to the JetPack WindowManager module, after taking a brief look at Android 14. In Android 14, Google modified the window area module in the Jetpack WindowManager support package, as Android Police has pointed out. Third-party app developers may use Jetpack WindowManager and its extension modules to create better foldable apps, provided that the phone maker does their job right.

Access to parts like the rear screen and hinge angle sensor is available with the first release. It is intended for foldable devices, but it will eventually support various kinds of displays with distinct features. Put another way, Android 14 will make it possible for outside app developers to create applications that can take advantage of the foldable’s inner and outside displays concurrently. Google changed the window area module in Android 14 to enable apps to use “dual display mode,” which enables them to display content on both the inner and outer screens.

Additionally, since Google’s API is open to all apps, any software that the OEM implements the window area module will be allowed to display content on either the outer or inner displays, or both, if desired. These updates allow dual-screen mode to already be enabled by apps like Google Translate and Google Camera/Pixel Camera.

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