Android 10 Q gets rid of the navigation bar with new gestures, adds a dark theme, supports foldable phones and 5G

07 May 2019
It's confirmed to be version 10, but a name is still missing.

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  • Carol

WAZ, 09 May 2019Apple copied that gesture and you look up on YouTube, BlackBerry... moreThat actually come from MeeGo Nokia n9;).

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 08 May 2019They better continue to allow us the option to voluntarily fall ... moreIt does in Android Q Beta 3. Good news for us :D
"Quickly upon installing Android Q Beta 3, Pixel users will find three different navigation options. There’s the “two-button” system with the “pill” and contextual back button, the completely revamped gestures that are new to Android Q, and the classic three-button option which was never on the Pixel 3."
Source: 9to5google.com

  • Anonymous

s-pen pusher, 09 May 2019gesture navigation was not copied from ios. it existed prior to ... moreTrue but ios made it better and mainstream, more “natural” to use

  • WAZ

Apple copied that gesture and you look up on YouTube, BlackBerry Z10 has those very gestures.

  • s-pen pusher

.alpha, 08 May 2019Took Google 2 years before deciding to copy iOS 100% instead of ... moregesture navigation was not copied from ios. it existed prior to ios including in the little known os named meego and later jolla, which were developed by a team of engineers from the old nokia for the nokia n9. i think it even existed prior to meego. so, no. ios was not the first to implement gesture navigation.

  • Anonymous

They better continue to allow us the option to voluntarily fall back to the non-gesture navigation bar system.

  • Anonymous

iPusak Gaoq, 08 May 2019Nope...Gestures was first develop by Google but just like many o... moreIt's not even always done better by apple

Anonymous, 08 May 2019Again, Apple was right. Gestures now copied 100% by google. J... moreNope...Gestures was first develop by Google but just like many other features that they develop, it stopped at some point then Apple took it in development and simply make it better...as soon as it become popular, Google just used what Apple have develop and put it back into Android...it is the same thing like fingerprint scanner, first appears in android (motorola phone) then suddenly disappears before Apple make it popular by calling it Touch ID...remember Face ID? same thing, a features that have been in android for a long time as face unlock but it as Apple that make it popular before Android started to bring it back...

  • kungkung

Anonymous, 08 May 2019The navigation bar is no more? Curse you Google to hell, I hope ... moreThey're removing it for the navegation gestures smh

  • Anonymous

im using these gestures in huawei mate 20 and i love them, you got more free screen and you dont have problems going by mistake to home page while writing and pressing space bar cause they are near

  • Anonymous

The navigation bar is no more? Curse you Google to hell, I hope skins like Oxygen OS continue to offer this very useful feature in all future updates.

  • Anonymous

Again, Apple was right. Gestures now copied 100% by google.

Just like they copied everything from Apple, since day zero of android. They were working on android for 2 years or so before Apple revealed the first iPhone, and when they saw iOS, they realised everything they worked on was total bull. So they scrapped all their work and started from scratch, copying iOS concepts and using those for android.

Q_Q Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu~~~

  • Anonymous

.alpha, 08 May 2019Took Google 2 years before deciding to copy iOS 100% instead of ... moreHaters gonna hate.

  • Anonymous

.alpha, 08 May 2019Took Google 2 years before deciding to copy iOS 100% instead of ... moreiOS took 1 year off to increase speed. Google have no idea what to do for the time being.

Wait for next year, tons for Android to update.

  • Raptor

All of those features except the continuity are already present on my Samsung Galaxy S10 and my Huawei P30 smartphones.

  • Anonymous

Hildr, 08 May 2019I know your pain. The most impressive thing with Android, is al... moreUnfortunately not all EMUI devices have dark theme, even on version 9, I have both Mediapad M5 and P10, which don't. As for costumisation options, better buy a phone with unlockable bootloader and put Lineage on it, and you won't have to put up with different vendor's "improvements" and also you have the same interface, options and design, even if you use it on phones from different companies

  • Aniki

Google is revamping its navigation gestures this year, which means it's finally getting rid of the navigation bar. This time around they'll actually be full screen gestures, and you'll get some extra screen real estate for apps with the disappearance of the navigation bar. You swipe up from the bottom to go home, swipe up and pause to show the recent apps menu. To go back, swipe from the screen's left or right edge.

Dark theme is coming, and it will be turned on when you activate battery saver, or manually through a quick settings tile of its own. Not only does this change the system UI to dark, it also enables the dark theme of apps that support it. Alternatively, developers can opt-in to a new Force Dark feature that lets Android automatically create a dark version of their app's existing theme.

What is this? I thought MIUI already has all this features even so with Android O or P, who needs Q?

  • s-pen pusher

Kingslayer, 08 May 2019The back gesture on the sides is going to be a problem for certa... morei am using a pocophone f1 and have had the gesture navigation turned on since day 1. i am not sure if this will be the same with android q, but the way miui goes around this is to assign the side swipes on the lower half of the screen to the back, while the upper half side swipes to the pull down/side swipe menu.

  • .alpha

Took Google 2 years before deciding to copy iOS 100% instead of just 50%