Is this Android P’s gesture-based navigation bar?

House, Again, and Recents are changed with a unmarried capsule.

Android P‘s first developer preview has been out within the wild since early March, and it is presented a pleasing glimpse into what the way forward for Google’s cellular OS has to supply. Because of a screenshot shared at the Android Builders Weblog, we may now have our first take a look at Android P’s new navigation bar.

First noticed by way of 9to5Google, components just like the clock at the left and rounded corners for the pop-up field ascertain that the screenshot used to be taken on a tool operating Android P. Those are issues we now have observed prior to, however on the very backside, we see an all-new navigation bar design.

As an alternative of the standard Again, House, and Recents buttons, there is a pill-shaped icon the place the round House button typically is and a Again button subsequent to it with the previous, un-filled Lollipop/Marshmallow design.

Even if not anything’s been showed, the design of the nav bar means that Google could also be looking to mimic Apple and introduce a gesture-based navigation gadget to Android. 9to5Google additional experiences that swiping up from the ground brings up the multitasking web page and the again button is handiest printed when there is something overlayed at the display screen that may be brushed aside.

Google briefly cropped the screenshot to cover the navigation bar, and to position much more gasoline in this hearth, the capsule icon appears awfully very similar to leaks of the Moto X5 and Moto Z3/Z3 Play from previous this yr.

May this be our first take a look at Google’s new route for Android’s navigation? In all probability. However on that very same observe, this is also not anything greater than a mockup that any person added to the screenshot only for the heck of it. Google I/O will start in simply over two weeks, so I guess we’re going to be informed extra then if this seems to be reputable.

What are your ideas on a gesture-based navigation gadget for Android?

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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