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Given that due to the way our phones are built physically, its software also needs to be configured in such a way that works with the way it has been designed. This also means that in some instances, what we can do on a computer might not necessarily be able to be replicated on our smartphones.

For example on computers we could have multiple windows running side-by-side, letting us surf the web, type up documents, and watch videos all at once. That’s something that Google has been working towards since Android Nougat, but now with Android O, the good news for Chrome users is that Google is finally adding picture-in-picture video support.

Basically what this means is that when you watch videos using Chrome, you no longer have to choose between either watching a video or replying an email. All users have to do is go full-screen in your video in Chrome, tap the Recents button twice, and you’re good to go. Note that other apps have already started to support this feature, such as VLC, Duo, and Play Movies, so this is more geared towards those who rely on Chrome pretty heavily for video watching.

At the moment Android O is still in its developer preview stage and we have no idea when Google plans on unleashing it on the masses, but presumably it should be released alongside the new Pixel phones which should be announced sometime in Q3, assuming Google doesn’t deviate from what has become an annual tradition.

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