People are few miles away from the Android P but now they have at least a few indications of what to expect in the new operating system. As the company itself revealed the new experience to come in the form of gesture navigation. Google’s latest iteration of the most famous mobile-based operating system and the successor of Android Oreo, Android P will introduce Gesture Control similar to what Apple’s iPhone X.
The Gesture-based controls are not new to the Android as they have been around via OEM-specific ROMs which will allow smartphone makers to take advantage of it. Rumors also stated that Google will bring several features such as native call recording, deeper Google Assistant Integration and lot more to come.
The company in its official blog post showed a hint of a navigation bar that includes a hollow-styled back button as well as a pill-shaped home button. The blog post highlighting the availability of a Private DNS mode on the first Android P Developer Preview release.
The successor of Android Oreo will enable similar functionality which allows OEMs to do away with hardware and on-screen navigation keys. The feature will app-switcher on-screen buttons to be hidden away
Several smartphone manufacturers such as Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus already enabled similar implementations of gesture navigation even on the framework of Android Oreo. So, this is nothing new. Still, we need to wait for a specific period of time to see how the tech giant will add a new feature on its upcoming Android system that will eventually highlight upcoming of tech era or the world of Android.