Android P might come with iPhone X-like navigation gestures

Joanna Estrada
April 15, 2018

According to a screenshot briefly appeared on the Android Developers blog, Android P will get iPhone X-style navigation gestures. However, we now have at least a few indications of what to expect in the new operating system, including the fact that Android P will support gesture controls like the Apple iPhone X.

Android P is coming out in the coming weeks, and Google employees continue to show inattention and stir rumors. In its developer blog post, Google has added a screenshot which is showing iPhone X like navigation bar. As per the leaked screenshot (which has since been taken down), the navigation button now has a back button, a wider button and no multitasking button. But folks at 9to5Google have communicated with Android Twitter and they are confirming that it as actually gesture-based navigation control and would most likely be a new overhaul for Android.

Unlike the traditional set of Back button, circular Home button, and squared Recent Apps button, the new navigation bar will now have a hollowed, triangular Back button, a pill-shaped Home button, and no Recent Apps option at all. Hall also says he's been told the back button hides "fades and hides itself sometimes".

In the first image below, you can see the standard navigation bar on the Google Pixel 2 XL running the first Android P Developer Preview.

Android P will natively enable similar functionality, thereby allowing Android OEMs to do away with hardware and on-screen navigation keys and enable full-screen displays.

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