Android Q guides can rely on a pill icon only, without a back button
The gesture navigation devices introduced with Android 9 Pie have eliminated the need for the recent applications button. Now, the default gesture navigation configuration is up to two buttons: the home pill icon and the back button that appear when needed.
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According to XDA's study, the start button will act as the return button and the last one for the applications. Users will be able to slide the button to the left when the action The button slides slightly to the left and then goes back, giving the user some tactile feedback that the input is correctly logged in. The pill icon on the right will replace you with the application you are currently open to the next the most recent app on your list, another stroke to the right will go to the app before, and so on. If you run this gesture while on the Home screen (ie no application in the foreground), the new recent application screen will be displayed to allow you to scroll through all of your apps.
If this new navigation method is actually, what Android Q will ultimately be, will be another big change in how users are navigating through Android. However, it may be that this is only an early test and the navigation system we saw on Android 9 Pie will be on Android Q – it is too early to say that this new method will be finalized.
What do you think? Do you use Android Pie gestures? Do you think you can get used to the missing button? Let us know in the comments.
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