Samsung partners with Google and Android developers on foldable apps: Page 2 of 2

September 11, 2019 //By Julien Happich
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Anticipating the launch of its Galaxy Fold inward folding smartphone, Samsung has been working alongside its partners and the Android developer community to design a new and complete foldable user experience.

Alongside this effort, Google introduced changes in Android 10 to offer improved resizable activity, multi-resume functionality and an updated Android Emulator to help support multiple-display type switching – opening the door to future foldable device optimization. Now, select applications that Android users know and love have been updated to deliver an immersive, foldable experience on the Galaxy Fold. 

“Together with ecosystem partners like Samsung, we have the opportunity to deliver an entirely new user experience that could transform the way we use our smartphones. We enjoyed working closely with the Samsung team and the Android developer community to ensure the users of the Galaxy Fold have the best experiences with their favorite apps and services,” said Sagar Kamdar, Director of Product Management for Android at Google.

Hundreds of apps have been optimized for the Galaxy Fold, including services from leading partners like Amazon Prime Video, App in the Air, Facebook, iHeartMedia, Microsoft, Spotify, Twitter, VSCO and more.

“We are excited to work with Samsung to bring Prime members their favorite shows, movies and live sports on the Galaxy Fold,” said BA Winston, Global Head of Digital Video Playback and Technology at Amazon Prime Video. “Bringing the Prime Video app to the Galaxy Fold will give customers a new way to experience Amazon Originals like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Multi Window and Multi Resume.”

With Galaxy Fold, users can switch seamlessly from the cover display to the main display and can run multiple apps simultaneously, on the Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch main display.

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