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Google may add iPhone X-style navigation to Android P

Android P is coming down the road and we’re anticipating to listen to far more about Google’s next mobile operating system update on the Google I/O developer conference in May. Within the meantime, we might have some hints about updates to the navigation system, leaked by… Google itself.

In a screenshot posted to the Android Developers weblog (and since adjusted to cover a part of the person interface), the navigation bar takes on a complete new look, with a again button, a wider button, and no Overview (multitasking) button.

Ars Technica spotted the picture earlier than it acquired modified, and factors out the similarities between this and what Apple has accomplished with the iPhone X. Apple’s flagship telephone has no Residence button after all, which implies customers need to depend on swipes and gestures to get round. Is Android going the identical approach?

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

The Google Pixel phone launchers have already got some gestures that are not supported in inventory Android as a complete – like swiping as much as get to the app drawer – and it could seem that that is the best way ahead. With increasingly Android telephones ditching bodily buttons, it is sensible to comply with Apple’s lead.

Having mentioned that, Android P continues to be very a lot in improvement, and this variation does not seem within the early preview model that is been distributed to developers. It is attainable that that is solely a brief check that will not make it into the ultimate model of the OS.

One thing else we’re undecided about is the total Android P identify, however Google might need given us a touch by displaying off some spring-themed photos on its Instagram Stories yesterday, as grabbed by Android Police. Appears to be like like quite a lot of popsicles there… a candy treat beginning with P. Popsicle is trademarked, however that hasn’t stopped Google before.

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