google pixel fold vs oneplus open laying down

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  • Android 15 Developer Preview 2 on the Pixel Fold adds a new “Swipe up to continue” feature for transitioning apps from the inner display to the outer display when folding shut the phone.
  • This option replaces the previous rigid option that only allowed screen-awake apps like games and videos to transition to the outer display.
  • “Swipe up to continue” is a feature that OnePlus successfully implemented on the OnePlus Open.

The Google Pixel Fold is Google’s first foldable, and it’s pretty good for a first-generation product. But the Pixel Fold is not the only foldable around. Other companies have released better foldables with a competitive edge over the Pixel Fold across hardware and software. With the launch of Android 15 Developer Preview 2, Google is taking some inspiration from the OnePlus Open to bless the Pixel Fold with this new feature.

The OnePlus Open gives users the option to transition practically any app from the larger inner display to the smaller outer display when shutting the device. When you fold the device shut, you can swipe up on the lock screen to unlock the device and continue using the app you were using.