The largest, most powerful and most versatile tablet range from Samsung Electronics offers greater usability for everyday tasks thanks to its wide screen and flexible, creative functions. Now, with Android’s 12L updates, the flagship tablet’s big screen experience has been optimized even more, with updates to the Galaxy Tab S8 series and other Galaxy tablets1 soon after.
One notable change that the 12L update will bring to the Galaxy Tab S8 series is the addition of a taskbar at the bottom of the screen, making the tablet’s user interface more intuitive and easy to use than ever before. Going forward, Galaxy Tab S8 series users can enjoy faster, more intuitive app switching, more customizable layouts, frictionless multitasking, and applications that display better than ever on large screens. Split screen view supports up to three screens, the taskbar can be temporarily hidden for a more immersive screen view, notifications can be dragged directly to a split screen, and all apps can be viewed in a grid-like layout, just to name a few changes that users can expect.
Read on to learn more about how 12L puts accessibility and productivity at the heart of the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
Easy multitasking from the taskbar
Do you want access to articles and videos at the same time? Want to search your photo gallery while keeping an eye on a thread? 12L makes the new and improved Galaxy Tab S8 series taskbar slimmer and more responsive than ever with expanded multitasking capabilities. Customize your taskbar with your favorite apps and tap seamlessly and quickly between active sessions. The taskbar also remembers and displays your two most recently used applications at any time, so you can always easily pick up where you left off.
Want to view multiple apps at once? Simply drag two or three of your most important apps from the taskbar to split the screen and see the app sessions side by side. You can also go to split screen by enabling the “Swipe to split screen” option through Galaxy Labs, a feature that lets you swipe from the left, right, or bottom of the screen with two fingers to create a new one. application in split screen. To go back to the home screen, just tap the home button in the taskbar.
Step by Step Guide: Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Labs > Click “Swipe for Split Screen” to enable the feature
Optimal split screen potential on the big screen of the Galaxy Tab S8 series
The Galaxy Tab S8 series has a detailed and spacious display, and with new updates, users can optimize and customize it to the maximum, unlocking the full productivity potential of their tablet.
Whether you want to stay on top of a group chat as you plan your route to the meeting or work on your investment portfolio while monitoring stock price movements, there are now more ways than ever to participate and leverage of split screen. When a notification pops up, users can choose to open full screen right away or drag the notification next to a currently running app to go straight to split screen view without interfering with what they were already doing.
You can also use your taskbar to save entire groups of activities by saving your favorite app pair2 in a folder. If a split screen layout is used to research a new product you are considering buying and a different layout is for vacation planning, save both layouts in the taskbar as separate app layouts. pairs and jump between them at will.
Split screen view can take your multitasking to new heights by displaying up to three apps at once, which users can rearrange and resize to best suit the tasks they’re working on.
Step-by-step guide: Open App Pair (up to three apps at a time) > Tap the three dots in the border between the apps > Click the star-shaped Favorite icon > Add the app pair to the taskbar
New see-through feature makes popovers transparent when needed
Popovers are powerful. It allows you to schedule events, change settings, and more, all without switching screens. However, sometimes you need a quick glance at your Samsung Calendar app when adding an event or a peek at your to-do list when writing a reminder, and popovers can sometimes get in the way.
With the latest updates,3 you can peek right through your popovers by touching and holding the screen around it. Doing so will temporarily make popovers transparent so that you can see the rest of the app behind them. They will reappear as soon as you lift your finger. With a simple touch and hold, this seamless flow shows you the big picture when it comes to making new plans and works with Clock and Reminder apps too.
Step-by-step guide: Open your Samsung calendar/clock/reminder > Schedule a new appointment in a popover > Press and hold the screen outside the popover to peek through it
More apps optimized for split screen bring you a satisfying productivity experience
12L expands the list of third-party applications supported on the Galaxy Tab S8 series by opening all apps in a pop-up view or split screen view, so that apps are displayed proportionally and optimally on a larger screen.4
In addition to already existing optimized apps, such as Samsung Notes and Google Meet, 12L is introducing a wider range of third-party apps that are also designed to scale and adapt to a larger screen. In the months following the 12L update, users will see even more third-party apps optimized for larger-window experiences. This new user interface ensures that your apps give you maximum productivity and make the most of every inch of the generous screen of the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
Step by Step Guide: Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Labs > Enable “Multi window for all apps”
1 Android 12L will be made available for Galaxy tablets, including but not limited to Tab S8 Series, Tab S7 Series, Tab S7 FE, Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite, and Tab Active3.
2 App Pair supports up to three apps simultaneously. Feature availability may vary depending on the app.
3 See-through pop-over options available with One UI 4.1.1 update.
4 Enabling Multi Window for third-party apps requires activation through Labs. Refer to the step-by-step guide for more information.