According to Google’s director of consumer hardware Andrew Bowers, the company is working on a myriad of new features and improvements for next year’s Android 7.0 upgrade (called N for short).
“We’re working on lots of things right now for N that, of course, we wish we had, you know, yesterday,” Bowers wrote. “But we’d spoil the surprise of N if we shared all of them. Split screen is in the works!”
The update is expected to be made available in October or November 2016, based on Android’s update launch history.
The addition of the split screen feature would bring Google’s tablets up to speed with those from Windows and Apple, which got screen sharing technology with Windows 8 in 2012 and with iOS 9 in September, respectively.
While Apple currently allows up to two apps to share the screen with its Split View, Microsoft’s Windows 10 update brought users the ability to view up to four apps simultaneously.