Google will make another big improvement to Android Q’s gesture navigation before release

Before Android 10 Q is released later this summer, Google is continuing to experiment with and improve its gesture-based navigation. Recently, the company moved so close to Apple’s iPhone X approach that it almost feels like a carbon copy. But to do that, Google had to rethink Android’s traditional back button. Instead of keeping an on-screen button, Android Q will use a swiping motion — inward from either side of the screen — for the back feature.

This change immediately clashed with the slide-out menus used in countless smartphone apps. Many of them let you tap a hamburger menu icon to access that pane, but those icons can often be in a tough place to reach (like at the top left corner of the screen) when our phones keep getting…

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