Developments such as those proposed by Samsung in its new ranges with foldable screens are very good, because many are aware that this is the future of mobile phones but find an important problem that manufacturers are trying to solve in every conceivable way: these form factors Unlike the 21:9 vertical screen standard, you need the software to adapt.
Of course, at this point, the responsibility does not come so much from Samsung’s hands as from those responsible for these apps It would not be bad if they took advantage of the advantages of such screens. Of course, the Koreans have already adapted everything they have, but what about the others we usually use? so what it is necessary to encourage Unwell developers to understand this extra work They have to perform.
Google, Microsoft and Spotify split
The fact is that with the release also for 2020 of foldable models of the One UI 3.1.1 update, Some companies have benefited from adapting their applications to many forms We can adopt it with these phones. We are not just talking about squeezing the advantages of the huge screen of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 for a more rational distribution of menus and closer to that of a tablet, but about Shape each item with different degrees of closure.
This is the case, for example, in YouTube, which was one of the first to be updated and which allows in the mode stands up (screen angle close to 90 degrees) You have at the top view the video we selected Below, in the other half, is the possibility to continue browsing channels, recommendations and other content within the platform.
As you can see above, Microsoft also answered the call from Samsung and improved some of it apps To take advantage of the real foldable screen, for example during video calls, where we can see at the bottom the cameras of all participants and right above the board, where we can draw with the S Pen to convey a message or indicate something relevant to the attendees.
Spotify also joined in by making better use of the screen and showing two different items at the same time: on the right album info or Playlist With all subjects displayed, and on the left, The area containing the album art and playback controls for the current track at that moment. Of course, to enjoy these improvements, we recommend that you access and download the Play Store Updates subordinate apps From Google, Microsoft and Spotify.
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