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Android smartphone-wielding parents will be happy to know the multi-user feature — so far available on tablets only — may soon come to Android smartphones, Android L to be specific. The feature will also be of great value to those looking to partition home and work profiles on their phones. 

Multi-User support allows a user to password-protect apps you don’t want other users to access and also create separate profiles for multiple users. This is expected to become possible with the launch of Android L, Android’s upcoming mobile operating system that was unveiled last month. 

Originally posted by a Google project member on an official developer forum, the news hinted, “The development team has implemented this feature and it will be available as a part of the next public build,” which is being understood to imply the Android L launch slated for the end of the year. 

To begin with, the update will come to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi), but reports suggest the Moto X and G may also be among the first to get it. 

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