Google might add iPhone X-style navigation to Android P

technicalstudio | April 13, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

Android P is coming down the line and we’re expecting to hear much more about Google’s next mobile operating system update at the Google I/O developer conference in May. In the meantime, we may have some hints about updates to the navigation system, leaked by… Google itself.

In a screenshot posted to the Android Developers blog (and since adjusted to hide part of the user interface), the navigation bar takes on a whole new look, with a back button, a wider button, and no Overview (multitasking) button.

Ars Technica spotted the image before it got changed, and points out the similarities between this and what Apple has done with the iPhone X. Apple’s flagship phone has no Home button of course, which means users have to rely on swipes and gestures to get around. Is Android going the same way?

Android P

Is this the new nav bar? (via @RonAmadeo)

The Google Pixel phone launchers already have some gestures that aren’t supported in stock Android as a whole – like swiping up to get to the app drawer – and it would appear that this is the way forward.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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