Android floating windows

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My phone just updated to Android 11 and now has floating windows.
What's the point ? Does anyone use them ?
 
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The former, it's a Xiaomi redmi note 9s

That would be a MIUI feature then, other phones based on stock Android don't have this feature.

As above other OEMs like Samsung does have it added, but as far as I'm aware, it's only when you use Dex mode for the desktop layout. Much more useful on a bigger screen like a tablet or external display.
 
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That would be a MIUI feature then, other phones based on stock Android don't have this feature.

As above other OEMs like Samsung does have it added, but as far as I'm aware, it's only when you use Dex mode for the desktop layout. Much more useful on a bigger screen like a tablet or external display.
Nah they've had pop up windows for a while now. The note 4 had it :)
 
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Nah they've had pop up windows for a while now. The note 4 had it :)

Completely forgot TouchWiz for the Note series had it. Was handy for the large screen and pen if I remember.

But for stock Android itself, while you can enable it in developer settings, it was never officially supported and was limited to OEM skins.
 
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