We have been using the native three-button navigation on an Android since Google launched the Ice-Cream Sandwich version of Android and now the mobile operating system is shifting into completely gesture-based which is helping mobile manufacturers to utilize the bottom panel for the larger display. Also, we have been reading that some of the OEMs are also working on On-Display fingerprint sensor to offer better display which we sometimes call “Infinity Display”.
However, this gesture-based navigation is not something new we are experiencing as we all know Apple has introduced the similar feature with its iPhone X. In order to better understand how these two organizations are heading this new gesture-based world, it only makes sense to compare the two worlds as they exist now.
Android P Gestures vs iPhone X Gestures – The Swiping Battle
Addition of gestures in Android P doesn’t come default (at least not yet), to get hands on it, you have to activate it on your Android P running device. Check out if you’re eligible to install Android P beta on the device. Google has ditched the app switcher and home button in exchange for a small bar with a number of clever tricks. It can call up the app drawer with a long swipe, act as a home button with a tap, and makes accessing your quick tray of commonly used apps a breeze.
I’m a fan of gestures on iOS already, so it shouldn’t surprise much to hear that I’m a fan of a similar experience on Android. But even in this early stage of development, this new gesture system on Android is really nice. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Video Courtesy: Android Central.