It seems like that Google will put an end to the standard Android navigation bar. As per some reports from the web, the android P will not have a separate Back, Home and Recent apps, instead, it will be a pill-shaped home button. The Recent apps tab will be replaced with the 'Home' pill, which is said to be doing double duty.
A user can tap on the pill icon to back to the Home, also a user can swipe up on it in order to open the Recent apps. However, it is not yet clear if double tapping on the Pill tab allows a user to switch between their last two opened apps, as it currently functions on the Google's Pixel and Nexus devices.
The reports further suggest that the Recent Apps cards will be shown as a horizontally-scrolling list and be using a swipe up gesture it will close the apps. Further the shift navigation is said to be similar to that of iOS on iPhone X, however, it still retains the Home button action for the users exiting the apps.
Further, the reports also claim that long pressing the Home pill (bar) will open up the Google Assistant like always and there is no change in that feature. The back button is said to appear and disappear based on the context. This implies that the back button will not show up when there is no use for it, like on the Homescreen. The changes are expected to happen soon in the coming days, we will keep you posted regarding the same, so stay tuned with us.
Also in one of our recent articles related to Android P, we covered the top Google P features that a user should know. The Android P developer preview comes with a handful of new features. Though the first developer preview is out we cannot expect the actual
Android P update to be released until fall this year. Undoubtedly, we can get to see more new features in the final Android P update but here are some of the top features from the first developer preview.
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