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How To Enable The Multi-window Hidden Feature On Android 6.0

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If you think that the  droid Easter egg in Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the only hidden gem, think again! Google has a hidden multi-window mode in Android Marshmallow, which seems like the foundation of the feature introduced in Android Nougat.

Unless you are a Samsung or LG user  that come with this feature for years now, multi-window is surely something you’ll appreciate. Although the feature seems a bit rudimentary in Marshmallow, it seems to work just fine. However, you need root access to make the directory changes for unlocking the hidden multi-window mode in Android Marshmallow.

Disclaimer : NaijaTechGuy will not be responsible for any damage to your device if any damage occurs from following the instructions below. Follow introductions carefully

Step 1: Download a root-enabled file manager

To activate the hidden beta version of the multi-window feature, you need to edit the root directory of your device. There are plenty ofAndroid file managers that you can find on the Google Play Store.

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Download Root Explorer from the Google Play Store

For the purpose of this tutorial, we have used Root Explorer, which is a premium app available on the Google Play Store. You can also download ES File Explorer from the Play Store, which is available for free.

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Download ES File Explorer from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Modify the “build.prop” file in the system directory

Once you have downloaded your preferred root-enabled file manager, open it and grant it SuperUser permission. Go ahead and navigate to the root partition of your device, which is the highest folder in the folder tree. From the root directory, access the “System” folder and make sure that the directory is mounted as read/write (Mount R/W).

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Scroll down to the bottom of the folder to find a file named “build.prop” and long-press it. On the “Options” menu that appears, press “Open with” and then select “Text Editor” from the pop-up window.

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Once you have the “build.prop” file open in the text editor, scroll to the bottom and press Enter. In order to activate the hidden multi-window in Android Marshmallow, you have to insert this line of code into the file:

persist.sys.debug.multi_window=true

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 Once you have entered the code line mentioned above, press the menu button and save the changes you have made. Restart your Android device once you have saved the file and exited the file manager app.

Step 3: Use the hidden Multi-Window mode in Android Marshmallow

Once your device reboots, open the recent apps menu and you will notice a new icon next to the “X” on each of the apps. Tap on the new icon in the app title bar and select the multi-window layout you want to use the app in.

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The first option makes the app occupy the upper half of the screen, while the second option makes the app take up the lower half. Whereas, the third option allows you to bump up the app back to full-screen mode on your device.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore

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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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