Android Q may have no back button, Google may ditch back button in Android 10: Recently, Android devices received a new gesture-based navigation system through Android 9 Pie. A pill-shaped icon has been introduced in the Android 9 Pie OS that can perform various multi-tasks. It covers the opening of app drawer, opens the multi-tasking tab and also helps in going back to home. So, these were the recent updates in the Android. Well, now Android Q is going to be launched and Google is planning to mend navigation system a little more.
Android Q’s revamped gestures to ditch back button
According to some reports, Google is now testing two new features in the Android 10. One of the two features includes permanently removing the back button from the navigation system.
Do you remember the three navigation buttons that your screen had before the Android 9 Pie? Recent tabs, Home button and the Back button were the 3 navigation buttons that appeared below our device screen. In Android 9, Google combined the Home and Recent tabs buttons. But, in the new update of Android (Android Q), Google has planned to remove the back button and to replace it with a gesture based navigational system. The new gesture will enable the user to go back to the previous screen by just swiping left on the screen.
‘Mountain View’, a California based company has decided to add new transition animation effects in the Android Q. The Android Q will bear swift transitions. In the previous versions, swiping to the right led users to the recent tabs but now swiping right in Android Q will take users to a panel where they can access the list of their previous apps to current apps in a card-like transition animation. This transition effect is little similar to the gesture of iOS 12. This gesture will lead you to the very last app that you opened and will also enable you to surf through all the apps currently running on your device.
Not only the navigation gestures will be getting smoother but also the Android Q will feature a dark mode and will also have a better privacy setting. The privacy setting will restrict the apps from accessing the location from the background when not in use. Other than this, Google is refurbishing the permission page in Android Q. This page will enable the user to look through the permissions that app is using. It will make easier for users to take control over the permissions that must be given or must not be given to a particular app.
All these details that are provided on the basis of early build of Android Q. This build was released earlier this year by Google. It is not certain that whether the company would keep these updates or will bring some other changes. It is up to them that what they want to present the users but it is certain that it would be beneficial for the users.