Google has inadvertently leaked an unannounced Android P function, a new navigation menu that looks a lot like the gesture navigation of the iPhone X. A new report now shares more details about how the new navigation works from Google, revealing that Google has certainly borrowed some items from Apple's iPhone X, but it has not copied everything that Apple has done.
posted on 9to5Google Google opts indeed for an oblong design for the home button indicator, just like Apple on the iPhone X. The Android P button is much smaller than Apple's, but the resemblance is obvious.
The virtual button appears to be present at all times on the screen. The flanker, there's just one more virtual button instead of two, and it's a back button. The "Recent" button disappears – and I must say that it's not enough of two buttons instead of three, symmetrically.
To access recently opened applications – the multitasking menu – you will have to have to slide on the pill icon. Sound familiar? The gesture is identical to that available on the iPhone X, although on the iPhone you have to drag for multitasking. Drag alone brings you back to the home screen in iOS.
Once you have slipped on the button, an applications carousel opens, just like on the iPhone. The thumbnails can be scrolled like on the iPhone X, and drag on an app will close it … also like the iPhone X.
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