Multi-User Support Looking Very Likely For Android 4.2

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Shortly after Jelly Bean arrived, we started hearing about the possibility of multi-user support finally coming to Android, with news that the groundwork for such a system was already in place. Indeed, it wasn’t long before we saw some custom ROMs start tapping in to the system hooks for the feature, giving us an early look at how it might work. Chances are looking good that Google will announce Android 4.2 next Monday, and if this screenshot isn’t fake, that could mark the arrival of Android’s full-fledged multi-user mode.

This image comes to us from a comment thread to a post on this morning’s story of some Nexus-10-snapped pics from a Google exec. The user claims to have gotten some hands-on time with the Nexus 10, and took a picture of its settings screen as proof. While he was focused on the model number and looking for hardware details, you can clearly see a new “Users” setting in the upper-left.

Considering the poster didn’t even seem to realize that he might have just confirmed multi-user support, not calling any attention to that aspect of the image, we’ve got a feeling this pic might just be legit, and we could indeed see Google announce the new feature on Monday.

Source: dcdttu (Gizmodo)
Via: Droid Dog

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