Do you use split screen mode on your phone? Cast your vote now

Share This Post

To be fair, there’s the split-screen mode on Android smartphones, and yeah – it is true multitasking where you can run two apps at the same time. In our previous poll I kind of suggested that nobody’s really using that mode but is this the case? I tried to watch a YouTube video and do something else on the bottom part of the screen but it was just too small of a space to do anything that required input. I tried different combinations – mail/chat, calendar/mail, file browser/music player but it was very hard to extract any practical benefit over just switching between the apps.

The concept for today’s study originated from the fact that multitasking is a hot topic in the world of smartphones (as we discovered during our previous poll). The desktop PC I constructed ten years ago to play games has more raw CPU power than the phone in my pocket, and yes, ten years is a long time, but nevertheless, I was able to run dozens of programmes and tasks at once on that system. Which begs the question: What is the issue with contemporary smartphones? Why are we unable to switch between a few apps while they are operating in the background? The operating system, perhaps? Battery life, perhaps? Or perhaps the UI simply is unable to do such a task on a small screen.


  • It’s also worth noting that my multitasking endeavors with foldable phones are very limited – maybe on an 8-incher with this square aspect ratio things would look different. But back to the question – do you use split-screen on your phone on a regular basis? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.


Related Posts

On Steam Deck, Spider-Man Remastered is awesome

After spending a few days playing Spider-Man Remastered on...

Unknown 20p hack can allow drivers to save THOUSANDS of fuel

Petrol costs dropped below 175p a litre last week,...

Microsoft is criticized by Eclypsium for bootloader security issues

Researchers from security platform vendor Eclypsium examined the flaws...

Hackers use Google Sites and Microsoft Azure to steal Crypto, according to Netskope

Online security firm Netskope has discovered a brand-new type...

Visionary planning for IT modernization is essential to delivering next generation IT services

Today’s technological advancement is advancing at such a rapid...

For Linux 6.0, F2FS low memory mode, atomic write improvements

The new low-memory mode introduced by F2FS with Linux...