When Google introduced the new Android P yesterday, iPhone X users have noticed something familiar: the next update of the Google mobile operating system will integrate gestures very similar to those used by Apple on iOS.
As also noted by several portals, the new gestures introduced on Android P help users navigate the operating system without using physical buttons. All the features of the Home button remain intact, but soon Android users can also use these new gestures. Obviously, this innovation has been designed especially for new smartphones that have an edge-to-edge screen with a front without a Home button.
In fact, these gestures introduced on Android P look a lot like those created by Apple for its iPhone X.
For example, new Google Pixels do not have physical home keys and that’s why the old navigation menu of Android was ill-matched with this novelty. To overcome this problem, Android P will rely on a series of gestures that, according to the words of Google, “… have been designed for a long time, before the release of the iPhone X”. The fact is that these gestures we see only today, months after the release of the latest Apple smartphone that uses it to manage the various functions even without physical buttons (for example for multitasking, switching from one app to another and etc).
For the rest, Android P will focus heavily on AI and machine learning to optimize over time based on user preferences and uses. By taking advantage of the AI, for example, Gmail will be able to complete sentences as soon as the user starts writing.
Among other news we point out the new Google Assistant that, in English, will be able to hold a natural conversation with a real person. 6 new entries will also arrive, together with the compatibility with multiple actions: the user will be able to receive different answers with just one question.