For Google credit, however, it is offering users an option. When the new Android Q devices begin to go on sale later this year, all will have the clbadic navigation system with three buttons and the new system focused on the slide that we have been talking about. And to be clear, I want to say. everyone The new Android Q devices will have these options.
To make the use of Android as universal and consistent as possible, device manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, LG and the rest will do it. to have To offer these navigation systems on new phones, even if they have developed their own managed interfaces. If you already have an Android phone that updates to Q, your navigation system will not change by default. (For now, that seems to be the only way to maintain the controlled controls that debuted with Android Pie).
The benefits of this approach are quite clear: if you ever change Android phones after the Q, you probably will not face a learning curve if you become familiar with your new device. And because all the new Android Q devices have the new navigation, Google is doing it so that devices with smaller screens do not feel so tight. That said, most major phone manufacturers already have their own navigation systems in response to the (mediocre) option available in Android P, and the last thing Google wants to do is an option outside of users.
The company will recommend to its hardware partners to adopt the Android Q navigation schemes, but Samsung, OnePluses and Huaweis of the world can continue to create custom skins with custom gestural interfaces for people who Really I want to use something different. The problem, according to Google spokesman, is that these companies have Google gestures immediately if they want to include some custom gestures.
Huang said the reason for this drive to standardize navigation is due to application developers: their work becomes infinitely more difficult if they have to worry about how different sliding gestures are performed inside The applications are misinterpreted as something else. By insisting on one (or two) main modes of interaction, Google is trying to take the burden off developers who would otherwise have to design their software with specific devices in mind. As for Huang, that does not lead anywhere.
"If everyone does their thing, Android applications will get worse," he added.
And to be clear, Google has not jumped this to its hardware partners this week. According to Huang, the company contacted the leading phone manufacturers in advance, and some original equipment manufacturers have specifically asked Google to develop standard controls controlled by Android. Well, I want granted, whoever you are.
With the launch of Android Q closer to the day, Google does not have much time left for the first problems with its new gestural controls. However, based on what I have experienced in recent days, Google has taken some important steps in regards to the ease and quality of interaction with Android. That will only be more important as you try to connect with your next billion users, so we hope that the next few months are well spent.