Galaxy Fold could run hundreds of optimised apps at launch

Joanna Estrada
September 10, 2019

South Korea based smartphone manufacturer Samsung recently unveiled its A series smartphones Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s.

Can I buy one, Samsung? For this, the Galaxy Fold features a special built-in app-optimization technology that automatically converts the app's size and ratio to fit the display, with a tap of a button.

An updated Galaxy Fold: Can Samsung pull it off? The other functionality is multi-resume which actually lets two apps run simultaneously without pausing, a flawless fit for the multi-window capabilities of the Galaxy Fold. These apps include Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Facebook, and even Microsoft Office. They are some of the largest apps in the world, so it's a big deal that they'll work on Samsung's new halo smartphone. It will then roll out 4G and 5G variants to the U.S. and other European markets in the coming weeks. Also available will be VSCO and App in the Air. The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy A50s will also be shipped with in-display fingerprint sensor and USB Type C port.

There's also a small 4.6-inch display visible when the main screen is closed, which is ideal for when you don't need a tablet-sized canvas. But both the companies have encountered issues in the development and release process, leading to several delays. So that support for foldable devices could be an integral part of Android 10.

Samsung highlights features like App Continuity and Multi-Active Window that arose out of its collaboration with Google. This optimized environment would appear in Android 10, the version of Android that was released out of beta just this past week.

Samsung has even set up test labs for optimizing Android apps in Korea, the USA, as well as China. Galaxy Fold is now ready for relaunch towards the end of September and well, Samsung touts that the foldable will ship with support for a myriad of optimized apps.

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