Google would possibly add a brand new navigation bar for the upcoming Android P and its design appears fairly much like Apple’s new gesture and UI on the iPhone X.
This characteristic was by accident revealed in an Android builders blog post the place the redesigned navigation bar was seen in a screenshot of Android P machine. Google has now eliminated the screenshot however it’s nonetheless obtainable in its cached copy.
As seen within the picture, this new navigation bar now not has a multitasking button and the middle button is now capsule formed. 9to5Google experiences that the brand new implementation will use a swipe up gesture to disclose the multitasking UI.
We don’t know but if the pill-shaped icon works merely as a button or an identifier the place an upward swipe triggers multitasking just like the iPhone X. The again button remains to be seen on the nav bar however in accordance with 9to5Google, the again button seems solely contextually which means at any time when it’s required.
Nonetheless, this navigation bar is within the testing part and Google has beforehand examined different modifications with out ever transport them. So it’s fairly attainable that it’s solely a short lived check which can not discover its method into the ultimate model of Android P.
However provided that the corporate is now’s totally supporting display screen notches just like the iPhone X, a gesture-based navigation bar would undoubtedly make it simpler for builders to make use of the bezel-less shows in a greater method.