Google unveiled a few of the new options within the subsequent model of Android at its developer conference. One characteristic appeared significantly acquainted. Android P will get new navigation gestures to modify between apps. And it really works identical to the iPhone X.
“As a part of Android P, we’re introducing a brand new system navigation that we’ve been engaged on for greater than a 12 months now,” VP of Android Engineering Dave Burke mentioned. “And the new design makes Android multitasking more approachable and easier to understand.”
While Google has in all probability been engaged on a brand new multitasking display for a 12 months, it’s onerous to imagine that the corporate didn’t copy Apple. The iPhone X was unveiled in September 2017.
On Android P, the standard dwelling, again and multitasking buttons are gone. There’s a single pill-shaped button on the middle of the display. If you swipe up from this button, you get a brand new multitasking view along with your most up-to-date apps. You can swipe left and proper and choose the app you’re searching for.
If you swipe up another time, you get the app drawer with steered apps on the very high. At any time, you may faucet on the button to return to the house display. These gestures additionally work once you’re utilizing an app. Android P provides a again button within the backside left nook if you happen to’re in an app.
But essentially the most shameless inspiration is the left and proper gestures. If you swipe left and proper on the pill-shaped button, you may change to the subsequent app, precisely like on the iPhone X. You can scrub by a number of apps. As quickly as you launch your finger, you’ll bounce to the chosen app.
You can get Android P beta for a handful of gadgets starting today. End customers will get the brand new model within the coming months.
It’s onerous responsible Google with this one because the iPhone X gestures are extremely elegant and environment friendly — and sure, it seems rather a lot like the Palm Pre. Using a cellphone that runs the present model of Android after utilizing the iPhone X is far slower because it requires a number of faucets to modify to the latest app.
Apple moved the needle and it’s clear that every one smartphones ought to work just like the iPhone X. But Google nonetheless deserves to be referred to as out.