Right on schedule, Google has released today the second beta Android Q, which is the fifth in the queue, and so received the name of Beta 5. This is the penultimate beta version, and after following that receives sequence number 6, late in the 3rd quarter will be released the final build of the new “green robot”. Despite the fact that the beta program is coming to an end, it still has several significant changes, which are definitely worth talking to.
The problem with the gesture Back when you swipe from the left edge of the screen is now solved
Not again and again. Google continues to adjust and complete its navigation gestures. In Beta 3 we are first introduced to a full-fledged system of gesture control, but, of course, not without problems, chief of which was the conflict of gesture Back with a navigation menu in some applications. To solve the resulting problem, in the fifth beta version, Google introduced the solution slightly changed the approach, thereby slightly complicating the interaction with the interface. What does the new Google, we are told in a separate article.
Call Assistant you can now swipe from the bottom corners of the screen
Also, the new beta has a new way to call Google Assistant. Since there are no more buttons Home, which you could just keep some time for the call Assistant to access the latest you can now swipe from any of the lower corners of the screen. To make it easier to navigate, Google has added in those corners of the visual indicators in the form of thin arcuate strips. However, until the final Assembly is still subject to change.
In third-party launchers will not work the navigation system gestures
The last big change is with third-party launchers. As you probably know, gesture navigation system worked in them are not very good with since she was introduced in the Android Pie. Therefore, starting from the next beta (Beta 6), Google will replace the navigation with gestures the old navigation with three buttons whenever you use a third-party launcher.
Google itself said that he will handle this problem in update that will be released after the launch of the final version of Android Q. as a result, users will be able to switch on their navigation alone. Google promised to work with device manufacturers to accelerate the upgrade to Android Q on their devices.
Eventually users will be able to use in the Android Q sign in navigation of third-party launchers, but with beta 6 and, most likely, immediately after the start of the final Assembly have to use the antiquated three-button navigation system.
If you have a smartphone that is already registered in the beta program Android Q, you should upgrade to the fifth beta in the air.
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