Google unveils Android P: new gesture-based interface!

Google has officially unveiled the newest version of Android – 9.0, also known as Android P. Right know, it's not clear exactly what the P stands for, but whatever it ends up being, we're sure it's going to be tasty...
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25. wesley.

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That horizontal app switching looks backwards. Current stacked vertical layout is much better.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very Apple inspired, and not a bad thing at all. Gesture based UI should be the future. I for one, won’t miss the home button.

39. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

No home button. They renamed it to home ‘indicator’.

28. Sotikon

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

That new multitasking menu is so UGLY. I hope they tweak it a bit more? Maybe ditch those weird app icons atop it and just write app names below? I seriously do prefer the older layout and look.

30. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

when i first heard they was getting rid of the menu button i was like what the hell but that gif looks smooth! and shows why they are wanting to do it.

32. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

With all these new features, RIP 1gb ram android phones.

36. mootu

Posts: 1517; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Thats why Android Go exists.

38. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Still has home button and back button? Seems like a half baked, cheap way to say ‘we got gestures too’.

43. SergioRmzM

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2018

I've been using the beta build for the last two days and I'm still getting used to the gestures. I think they do have potential to be really useful, altough I personally preferred the back button as it was before in my Pixel 2. On the other hand, I haven't seen no one talking about the giant LTE icon in the status bar. I preferred the way it was in Oreo.

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