|The new Android Q gestures from iPhone X have been removed|
The new Android Q gestures from iPhone X have been removed
During the google I/O developer conference yesterday, Google provided us with more information about Android Q, the next version of Android.
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Although Google launched the first beta of the Android Q developer a few months ago, Google has unveiled a large number of undetected features that Android users can look forward to.
Without a doubt, one of the most interesting new features Google has added to the Android Q centers is a set of new gestures that make the entire user more seamless and easy.
While Android users undoubtedly see gestures as a step forward, it’s hard to ignore the fact that some new gestures for Android Q have been lifted straight from the iPhone X.
The most obvious example is how Android Q lets users leave an application and return to the home screen.
Specifically, Android Q users can simply move from the bottom of the screen – from any existing application – and go home.
If it sounds familiar, it is because Apple carried out the same subtle gesture when it unveiled the iPhone X in 2017.
In addition, Android Q applies a white horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen to serve as a visual signal for users, another design that Apple first introduced on iPhone X.
Now we hope Apple makes the horizontal white ribbon something to be switched on and off, but this is another full story.
At the same time, the multitasking part can be activated by scrolling from the white line to the middle of the screen, similar to the X device. These gestures can be seen in the video below.
Android Q Fullscreen Navigation Gestures
Are we angry? Surely some of the most prominent people in the Apple community, with John Garber of Daring Fireball noting:
They should have called Android R for “rip-off”. This is an iPhone X interface. This shameless rip is amazing. Does Google have no pride? Does not it make sense to shame?
I can see where Gruber comes from, but if you play the devil’s advocate for a second, this type of copying should not be a concern in the smartphone market, which has now been more than a decade at this stage.
Think about it: it’s 2019 and it’s a good idea for both iOS and Android to copy features from each other whenever possible. At the end of the day, end-users are the ones who win from iOS and Android steal from each other.
In addition, there are a number of examples where iOS has been freely borrowed from Android, with a “Hey Siri” function that always works, for example.
In addition, there were some Android features provided by Google yesterday, and I do not mind stealing Apple for iOS 13.
Now is there a difference between copying the specific features of Apple and between copying the gestures window that permeates the operating system? Of course, of course.
But if there’s any consolation, the new gestures Google unveiled yesterday do not work by default.
Moreover, the major differences between the main devices these days are not about gestures as much as they are about elements such as camera quality.