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Samsung releases a new Good Lock Module, MultiStar. Can force any application to splitscreen and keep both windows active. (ie: netflix in splitscreen, or play 2 games at the same time).

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:45

As google is actively making it harder to use split screen in pie, samsung is making it more robust and powerful. This is the first time i've ever seen and OEM allowing users to experiment with forcing any app to splitscreen, even the ones that don't support it. (I know this can be turned on in dev options!)

The most interesting part is being able to have both windows active, which I'm sure people here that been playing with native splitscreen since nougat have encountered plenty of apps that pause when its not the main window... kinda killing the point. Anyways, I don't think there is a non root way to enable this before, but this does open up new opportunities for power users. You can play 2 games at the same time. Or have a game open and a guide open.

You can finally get netflix to work in splitscreen! Was so weird that netflix could support pip, but not splitscreen.

And this is samsung, so all these apps can also work in the floating windows too.

The question would always be, does most ppl really need all this options? Not really, but it sure is nice to have when you have a phone with a large ass screen, flagship processor, and up to 8gb ram.

Sadly it seems like this app needs api 27 (oreo 8.1) so for now, only note 9 and maybe the tab 4 would work. Not sure if samsung is planning on updating older phones to 8.1, or skipping directly to 9.

Some games can also get kinda buggy when force splitscreen, but that's expected. ymmv.

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