Samsung finally ready to bring multi-user support to its Android tablets?
Last year, we saw Android 4.2 deliver the long-awaited multi-user support the platform’s gone without for so long. While it worked, there were a few problems keeping it from finding wider availability, like a lack of support for phones and reliance on the then-new 4.2 build. Well, since then Android 4.2 (and its follow-ups) have gotten a heck of a lot more prevalent, so why aren’t we seeing more tablets offering multi-user capabilities? If we’re to believe one new leak, Samsung could be nearly ready to bring its users such support, as revealed through in-development Galaxy Tab 3 firmware.
To be fair, Samsung already does have a tablet capable of multi-user, if we’re to count the Nexus 10. For the rest of its lineup, though, this could be a welcome addition. The images we see today, supposedly from Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 models, certainly appear to include settings for configuring multi-user mode, but we’re still a little cautious – for instance, why would we be seeing on-screen buttons like we do here for tablets with hardware controls like these two Galaxy Tabs?
Still, it’s a weird thing to fake (and for heaven’s sake, why?), so maybe this one is worth the benefit of the doubt.