Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Fold in South Korea and is preparing to take it to other markets, in the coming days. One of the questions that many potential buyers are asking themselves these days is certainly the support of third-party applications for the foldable display of the Galaxy Fold. Samsung has certainly worked well to adapt its apps to the device, but what happens when a third-party developed app is launched without taking into account the specificities of this new category of smartphone?
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To give an answer to this legitimate question we go back to Samsung itself, through a post on its official blog. The Seoul-based company explains that it worked closely with Google. So that support for foldable devices could be an integral part of Android 10. And the new version of the Android Emulator. This made it possible to create tools that allowed the adaptation of hundreds of applications. Which are already able to make the most of exploiting the features of the Fold. Such as the automatic transition from the external screen to the internal one, changing the layout and more.
Among the apps supported at launch we find Facebook, the Office 365 suite, Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, Twitter and many more. Samsung has also developed a remote test system that allows developers to emulate the Fold. To test the operation of their applications. In short, it seems that it will still take some time . Before all the major Android apps are ready to support foldable phones. However, the efforts of Samsung and Google have given a nice boost to development.