Enlarge / Google’s screenshot appears nothing like the present Android P construct.

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It appears like Google simply leaked a significant new characteristic of Android P in a weblog publish. The publish, which is nearly recapping a safety characteristic, contained a screenshot of the DNS settings with a navigation bar that we hadn’t seen earlier than. The reason from the rumor mill is that that is Android’s upcoming iPhone X-style gesture navigation.

Enlarge / The complete-size Google screenshot.

The navigation bar in Google’s screenshot is nothing like what you see on Android right this moment. The blue colour scheme signifies this cellphone is working the Pixel theme, so the again button ought to be stable white. As a substitute, it is rendered within the outdated hole fashion. The house button is a capsule form as a substitute of being a circle. The Latest apps button, which is generally a sq., is completely lacking.

After speaking it out with the Android Twitter crew, 9to5Google’s Stephen Corridor stated he is heard from sources that that is “100 %” Android gesture navigation and that the again button is meant to cover itself. Should you wipe out the again button from this image and name the pill-shaped residence button a gesture indicator, then you have got one thing that appears precisely just like the iPhone X’s gesture navigation system. In Google’s screenshot, a dialog field is open, so the idea is that, on this (in-development, subject-to-change) construct of Android, a again button pops up solely when a dialog field is open and the button would usually disappear.

This is not the primary time we have seen proof that gesture navigation is on its method. Android P encompasses a new horizontal sliding animation once you navigate from screen-to-screen in an app, which might line up effectively with a swipe-to-go-back navigation gesture.

About 30 minutes after the publish went up, it was up to date with a brand new picture that cropped out the navigation bar. For now the unique, uncropped picture continues to be on Google’s servers right here.


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