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Revamped Gestures of Android Q May Ditch Back Button

Android Q's revamped gestures to ditch back button

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Android’s next major update tentatively named “Q” could see the removal of the back button and a quicker app-changing animation when users swipe to the right.

“Most of the complaints that people have towards Android Pie’s gestures focus on the presence of the dedicated back button and the difficulty of performing the long swipe up of the pill to open the app drawer.

While I don’t know if the latter gesture will be changed in Android Q, there’s a really good chance that Google may kill the dedicated back button,” XDA Developers reported on Monday.

The feature is quite like the recent iPhone models with a similar set of gestures, with a back gesture that works by sliding in from the left of the screen.

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Users also can no longer disable the gestures to return to the vertical card recent apps overview with the three button navigation system, the report added.

Google’sPixel smartphone has just a home “pill” and then a back button appears only when it’s required.

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Other phones running Android 9 operating system (OS) have a more traditional three-button layout, while still others teach you custom gestures to get rid of the navigation bar altogether.  (IANS)

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Tech Giant Google Tests Car Crash Detection in Android Q: Report

The company would also have to ensure that false positives are kept to a minimum

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Google is testing automatic car crash detection for Pixel phones on Android Q operating system (OS), the XDA Developers has reported.

Android Q Beta 3 features a new Google app called ‘Safety Hub’ with the package name

“The functionality from this app is Pixel-exclusive, as is made evident with the Manifest declaration,” the report said late on Monday.

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Though it hints at automatic detection of a car crash, it is not clear how exactly that would be achieved.

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The tech giant could resort to using data from the accelerometer and the microphone, but even that may not be fool-proof in its detection, the report added.

The company would also have to ensure that false positives are kept to a minimum. (IANS)