Google's Pixel 3 lineup will use Android 9 Pie's gesture-based navigation as default

Google's Pixel 3 lineup will use Android 9 Pie's gesture-based navigation as default
As more and more smartphones begin receiving the Android 9 Pie update that was announced yesterday, users will start receiving access to the new gesture-based navigation system, although the more traditional on-screen button layout will still continue to ship as default. When it comes to future Pixel owners, however, this may not be the case.

In an interview by Android Central with EK Chung, who is Google’s UX manager for Android handheld and Pixel, it was revealed that the next-generation Pixel 3 series will make use of the new gesture-based navigation by default. What remains unclear at this point, though, is whether the on-screen navigation system will still be accessible via the Settings menu or if Google will choose to scrap it entirely. In any case, it was confirmed that older Pixel smartphones will continue to use the on-screen button system as default. Moreover, any other Android manufacturer that wishes to do so can also default to the new gesture-based system. Alternatively, brand’s can also follow in the footsteps of OnePlus and Motorola by developing their own navigation systems.

For those who may be interested in acquiring Google’s next flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are currently expected to be announced on October 4 at the company’s annual hardware event. Design wise, while both smartphones will make use of the same two-tone construction, the larger device will utilize a notched display and the smaller one will stick to a more traditional 18:9 display.

source: Android Central

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3 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Another low quality Chinese phone .... with little better camera and sky high price.

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 579; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Low quality Chinese phone? You do realize that almost all of your electronics and car parts come from China, right?

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I honestly don't get the Android Pie gestures. They don't actually save you any space. They just add a layer of complexity for no reason. OnePlus and Motorola have put out better gesture methods.

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