15 June 2020
Microsoft's Surface Duo is one of the much-awaited foldable devices that will run Android. It will get official sometime this year but a recent report claimed that to happen as soon as by August. It is now time for a new report that details a new feature aimed at improving multi-tasking efficiency. on the device.
As per Windows Latest, Surface Duo will offer a functionality named App Groups. It will allow users to create groups of two apps that they use frequently split-screen mode. These groups will reside on the home screen as quick shortcuts that can be tapped for launching those two apps in one go.
Let's say a user happens to use Microsoft Word for writing content and the Edge browser for research purposes. He tends to use both these apps in split-screen mode to improve his productivity. With the help of app groups, he will be able to add these two apps to a group and set that as a shortcut on the home screen. This will allow him to launch both the apps in split-screen mode with just one tap and thus saving a lot of time.
This is exactly similar to what Samsung offers with Galaxy and Note devices through the App Pair feature. The only major difference is in the naming. The Surface Duo is also expected to compete directly with the Galaxy Fold 2, another foldable device that will launch in August.