Here’s how Android P’s new gesture controls work

May 8, 2018 Napier Lopez


Just as rumored, Android P will officially bring gestures to Team Google, replacing the classic trio of buttons at the bottom of your screen with finger dances reminiscent of the iPhone X (or the Palm Pre, anyone?). The new interface centers around a single pill-shaped home button, which allows you to access a redesigned multi-tasking interface. Here’s how it all works. First things first: right now, the gestures are optional. In fact, when I installed the beta build on my Pixel 2 XL, the feature was turned off. It’s possible that it’s the default on a fresh installation – I installed…

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