22 August 2019
Google has released the final beta of Android Q and there isn’t any significant feature to note except that Google has once again tweaked how the Back gesture would work. Calling it to be a further refinement to Gesture Navigation, Google describes the new Back gesture behavior in Beta 6. This explains Google was still figuring out the best possible way of having a Back gesture without having interaction conflicts.
The Android Q Beta 5 came with a new gesture for the Google Assistant and new rules for developers as well. Now, Beta 6 brings more refinements and according to Google, it has made enhancements based on users’ feedback.
Google mentions that the apps that want to opt-out of having the back gesture can do but on a condition that the developers do understand and the users won’t get any trouble using them. Every beta appears to have a different take on how both the main and back gesture would work and Google describes it every time.
Having the last Beta in front of us alludes the launch day of the release of Android Q is near and Google is done with polishing the necessary features it wanted to test before making them public. Note that Beta 6 is still not the finally-prepared version of Android Q. Google will continue to make finesse changes and only the final launch could reveal what Google has concluded for the Back gesture.
The Android Q Beta 6 is rolling out to Pixel phones now and third-party phones will get it in the coming weeks. Not to forget, the other first device to gain the latest betas is Essential Phone and the company has proudly announced it via Twitter.
Our team is excited to roll out Q Beta 6 to #AndroidQ Beta users today!— Essential (@essential) August 7, 2019
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