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Android P might include iPhone X-style navigation gestures

Android P might include iPhone X-style navigation gestures
From Engadget - April 14, 2018

The image does not include hints as to functionality, but 9to5Google had previously heard through a source that Google was testing a nav bar where an upward swipe would trigger multitasking, similar to the iPhone X.The back button would also disappear whenever it's not in use, such as when you are visiting the home screen.

We would not bet money on this feature surviving in later releases.Google experiments with features that might be cut or modified by the time a new Android version reaches your hands.It's entirely plausible, however, that Google would show this off between its I/O conference in May and the eventual launch later in 2018.Tall-screened phones are becoming commonplace, and Google might want a clutter-free interface to match.An introduction at I/O would give app developers time to adapt to the change.

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