Android L Multitasking Feature Caught on Camera
The current multitasking system on Android may be efficient, but it’s not the best looking. That’s why Android L is expected to bring something new and better looking. That something has been caught on camera and it’s shown below.
We see a tab system that has a Chrome vibe to it and also reminds me of the new window organization system in Safari, the iOS 8 version. Google has redesigned the Recents menu UI from the ground up and the framework to make the app switching faster and easier. The new UI is accessed by tapping the square shaped soft key and it shows the apps’ states, captured in stacked “cards” and not squares.
Just like the tab interface in Chrome for Android, this card deck can be scrolled and each of the apps can be swiped aside or opened with a single tap. The Material Design is also present here, with cards that have depth and shadows, plus a title bar that will change colors depending on the app’s theme. It’s also an interesting way to integrate browsing within multitasking, since individual browser pages are said to be integrated one by one in the Cards system and not the entire browser app.
Facebook timelines, Twitter pages and music albums may get the same treatment.