Google is testing a new navigation bar for Android P that looks like Apple's new gesture and user interface on the iPhone X. Google accidentally revealed the new navigation bar in an Android developer blog post (cached copy) ) and the company removed a published screenshot of that in action. The new navigation bar no longer includes a multi-tasking button, and the central start button looks much smaller and pill-shaped.
9to5Google reports that Google is testing a new navigation bar similar to the iPhone X, with a glide gesture that reveals the multitasking user interface. It is not clear if the button similar to a tablet, which looks like the one found in a filtered Moto X5 image, still functions as a button, or is simply an identifier to slide up for the home like the iPhone X. that Google is still including its back button control as well, although 9to5Google reports that this only appears in context when a back button is required.
Test Google Android P navigation bar
Google is only testing this navigation bar at this time, and the company has previously tried other changes in the navigation bar in previous versions of Android without ever sending them. Anyway, Google supports screen notches such as iPhone X or Essential Phone with its update of Android P, and a new navigation bar with gestures would make it easier for Android developers to make better use of screens without bevel. We hope to hear more about Android P at the Google I / O Developer Conference next month.