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Google I/O 2018: Android P gets native support for iPhone X-like gestures

Time to really bid the home button goodbye.

  • Updated: May 9, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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The future is truly fullscreen, and button-less. Apple was the first to give us a glimpse at this future, and with Android P Google is well and truly onboard. With the next Android OS, Google is adding native support for Apple iPhone X-like gesture navigation. Also Read - Google announces best Android apps, games of 2020 in India

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On Android P, you will not see the three navigation buttons at the bottom. Instead, there will just be a short line that can be swiped up. One short swipe up will take you to a new multitasking window. Here you will see the Google search bar, the apps open in the background, and a few suggested apps. Similar to the iPhone X, you will now be able to scroll between open apps by tapping and sliding along the home button. Also Read - 400 new games coming to Google Stadia cloud gaming platform

Where is the app drawer you ask? Just swipe up again, and it will open the app drawer. This is clearly one of the biggest updates to the Android OS in recent years. Google is clearly looking at the future with the new OS.

At the ongoing I/O 2018, Google announced the roll out of Android P beta. Along with Pixel and Nexus smartphones, the beta update will also be available on other smartphones like the Essential Phone, Oppo R15 Pro, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s, Vivo X21, and the soon-to-be-launched OnePlus 6.

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  • Published Date: May 9, 2018 12:06 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 9, 2018 12:07 AM IST


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