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Get to know Android P’s Features – Gestures Navigation

Android P has significantly been modified regarding the navigation through the Android interface since the last developer preview. Android Oreo is not even similar to the fresh feel and looks the Android 9.0 provides us with.

Since a few weeks ago you can now navigate through different setting app only by gesturing due to Google’s new “Navigation System.” Apparently, there are some similarities between the iPhone X’s navigation system and Android’s gesture-based system.

The popular device makers Xiaomi, One Plus, and Huawei has been testing their versions of gesture navigation control for a period of time before Google has decided to fit in the group. Finally, the company made Android P support gestures along with its other innovative features.

And Google does not stop here! The company keeps improving all Android P’s features along with the Android P beta versions. If you want to get a taste of them, try Developer Preview 4 (DP4) which is available for download.

Down below we will answer two questions

How to enable Gesture navigation on Android P?

Get the latest Android P Beta 3 (DP4) on your device before following these steps. Unfortunately, not all devices are eligible for the Android P Developer Previews (DP), so check a list of the one who is first.

  • Access Settings
  • Scroll until you find System and tap on it
  • Then tap of Gestures
  • Tap on “Swipe up on Home screen” after finding it
  • Next, to the option, you will find a button you need to toggle.

How to use Gestures Navigation on Android P?

Get the latest Android P Beta 3 (DP4) on your device before following these steps. Unfortunately, not all devices are eligible for the Android P Developer Previews (DP), so check a list of the one who is first.

  • To access the app switcher swipe up (Home screen/ in-app)
  • To launch the App drawer Swipe up twice on the Home screen
  • To directly launch App drawer swipe all the way up
  • A scrolling recent app screen will be triggered by sliding the pill home button to the right(Home screen/ in-app). If you want to navigate through current apps, you need to long press and slide the pill right and left.
  • For switching to a recently opened app slide the home button to the right
  • To trigger the Google Assistant long press the home button and it will appear

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