Android tablet owners have since long been enjoying a nifty feature which lets their friends and family members access their device restrictedly through their own profiles. Despite this however, the smartphone version of the OS hasn’t been bestowed with this feature still.
But a new development that has come to fore now has indicated that the Android L release which is to take place around the time of October this year will be the bearer of it. Multi user support was first introduced for tablets through the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, but it wasn’t until the launch of the 4.3 build that it became worth using.
Proof about the speculation that it will form part of the Android L platform comes from an Android issue tracker entry spotted by Android Police. In a reply to someone who had queried about multi user support on phones, a Google employee mentioned that the developers have already ‘implemented this feature and it will be available as a part of the next public build.’
This has led to the conclusion that smartphone users will finally be able to make the most of multi user support on their devices later this year. It will particularly prove useful for parents who wish to restrict their children from accessing specific features on their devices.
Like we said, Android L is set to be launched sometime around October this year. It will first be doled out to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices and will later be making its way onto other compatible handsets.