Android L to bring a multi-user mode to smartphones?

While Google didn’t say exactly when it will make Android L available, we know a lot about the features that the new version of Android includes - after all, a Developer Preview can already be downloaded. Of course, more features will be added before Android L gets to be officially released, and one of them may be support for multi-user modes on handsets.

Answering to a post that requests the enabling of multi-user modes on Android smartphones, a developer at Google today stated that “the development team has implemented this feature and it will be available as a part of the next public build.” Android L isn’t mentioned, but “the next public build” almost certainly refers to it.

Tablets running Android 4.2 or later already support multi-user modes, so it’s about time to see this available on phones, too. Having the ability to create multiple profiles on a smartphone could be very useful to those wanting to separate their personal profile from their business profile. Moreover, users with kids can create profiles for them (which would restrict purchases, or access to certain apps).

Until we hear more about this, you can check out our Android L preview here, and our Android L vs. Android KitKat visual comparison here.

source: Google via Android Police

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