You know how people like 'stock' Android for its lack of bloatware and overall streamlined experience? Well, the flipside to that is that some actually useful features are missing from the Android that Google puts out.
Some makers add extra bits on top of it into their custom overlays and years down the road those features make it to Android natively. Such was the case, for example, with multi-window multi-tasking - it was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 back in 2013 (running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean), but it wasn't until Android 7 Nougat in 2016 that such a feature was implemented in Android itself.
Well, the scrolling screenshot is next. VP of Engineering for Android at Google, Dave Burke, promised in a tweet they'd put it the to-do list for Android R. That's still at least one OS version away - Q is coming this Fall.
We've added scrollable screenshots to the hopper for Android R and hopefully can land it in that release. Make it so @dsandler :)— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) May 17, 2019
Meanwhile, the scrolling screenshot feature has been available for who knows how long in custom skins from Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, to name a bunch. We got so used to having it, that at some point we stopped mentioning it in the software section of the reviews.
Anyway, 'better late than never' is always a good wrap up in such situations.
"We've added scrollable screenshots to the hopper for Android R and hopefully can land it in that release." How f...... slow... like 2G edge slow... Multi-million profit company can't make proper choices such as hiring more developers and...
stock android is the most rubbish thing i've ever used