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Samsung to add multi-user support to tablets with 4.2

7 months ago 13

Google introduced multi-user support for tablets back in the Android 4.2 update, but we haven’t seen it on any popular products so far. Samsung sells a lot of tablets, but none of them have had multi-user enabled, despite running Android 4.2. Adoption of this awesome feature has been strangely low, but that’s about to change.

Looking at beta firmwares for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 and Tab 3 10.1, multi-user is enabled. This means that Samsung will update the two tablets with the feature finally enabled, but we don’t know when that will happen. This also means that other tablets will probably get the feature too, like the Galaxy Note 8.0 (which will hopefully get 4.2 soon).

While running beta firmware is often risky, you can find ROMs with multi-window on XDA for many Samsung tablets. However, an official update will provide you with the functionality, which is awesome. Many families will benefit greatly from this feature (I use it all the time). Hopefully it’ll come soon!