1. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    https://www.androidcentral.com/googl...ning-android-q

    Bit surprised at Joe's thoughts. Lil nitpicky...
    07-15-2019 10:45 AM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    https://www.androidcentral.com/googl...ning-android-q

    Bit surprised at Joe's thoughts. Lil nitpicky...
    I've read some other Android editors critiques of Android gesture system, I think people are being a little bit too critical of Android Q gesture system. I found ways to work around the gestures.
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    07-15-2019 11:49 AM
  3. ahaxton's Avatar
    I guess I'm not the best spokesman, as I have NEVER used the slide gesture to open a hamburger menu, I always tap on the hamburger. Given that, I LOVE the gestures in the Q Beta.
    07-15-2019 01:24 PM
  4. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    I've read some other Android editors critiques of Android gesture system, I think people are being a little bit too critical of Android Q gesture system. I found ways to work around the gestures.
    I'm just starting to wonder what exactly do people want and expect from Android, and Google, sometimes.

    I read Ron's interview with the Q engineers and they're dealing with some complicated stuff. Android's not an easy boat to turn at all because the have to consider so many partners.
    07-15-2019 01:32 PM
  5. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    I guess I'm not the best spokesman, as I have NEVER used the slide gesture to open a hamburger menu, I always tap on the hamburger. Given that, I LOVE the gestures in the Q Beta.
    That makes two of us. I've always just tapped the hamburger menu. I like the gestures, but be remiss if I didn't say the two button configuration is most comfortable for my usage at this point. BUT I could use the full gestures, as I think we'll have to with Pixel 4, if need be.
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    07-15-2019 01:36 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I'm just starting to wonder what exactly do people want and expect from Android, and Google, sometimes.

    I read Ron's interview with the Q engineers and they're dealing with some complicated stuff. Android's not an easy boat to turn at all because the have to consider so many partners.
    It's not just that though. A lot of editors saying that with the absence of the back button from the gesture system, going back one space is almost impossible and really infuriating. I just said click the top left arrow on every screen And every application it does the same thing.
    07-15-2019 01:37 PM
  7. dov1978's Avatar
    Swearing I'd never give up the 3 button navigation I finally gave the Gestures a try on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro followed soon after by the Mate 20 Pro and within a day I couldn't go back to 3 buttons. I've had the Pixel 3xl for about a month now with Android Q on it the whole time again using full gestures and the transition from Huawei to Google was seamless as they use identical gestures. I don't get the complaints personally. I can honestly say they've been fluid and intuitive the whole time and I can't imagine using the phone any other way now
    07-15-2019 01:37 PM
  8. cbreze's Avatar
    I prefer the 3 buttons but surely some day I'll get dragged kicking and screaming into the wonderful world of gestures. I will say I'm very glad I've held onto my pixel2. Long live the 3 buttons !!
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    07-15-2019 01:50 PM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    I agree, I mean as far as people getting used to it, I think that's what it's mostly about. Learning to adapt to Android operating system with gestures. As far as digestion being walking that used to be in beta 4, but not anymore. They're pretty smooth. Yes I understand most people are used to three button navigation system and that'll take Some users a lot more time than others. For me, I'm used to the gestures already. like I said, they're smooth, intuitive, seamless they don't think that want to get used to. I really don't know why so many people are complaining about them. Are they the same as IOS no but you wouldn't want them to be anyways. the whole peek gesture works pretty well And you just got to get used to it. And like I said, I use that top left back out of the back at the most menu systems of applications regardless.
    07-15-2019 01:56 PM
  10. nathan umide's Avatar
    I'm so used to the three buttons. All the hype and fears expressed here makes me want to remain on android oreo or pie. Love the 3 buttons too much. I know I will be forced to move to gestures one day in the future but Google should still leave it as an option for those of us that are faint of heart.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    07-17-2019 07:49 AM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Honestly I'm the most I can say is you the gestures a shot. You won't know if you like them until you try them.
    07-17-2019 07:51 AM
  12. TNSberry's Avatar
    Didn't take me long to get used to gestures in Pie on my Pixel 2. Looking forward to trying the changes in Q.
    07-17-2019 09:28 AM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    I agree, it didn't take me that long to get used to the new gestures in Android Q.
    07-17-2019 09:40 AM
  14. masshuu's Avatar
    I started with the Pocofone with gestures, and can't go back to the buttons. Now on my second Huawei still using gestures.
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    07-17-2019 09:44 AM
  15. torbach1's Avatar
    I think once you've used an iPhone with the gestures, it's very difficult to accept the gestures in Android P or Q. I far prefer Android, but Apple really got those gestures perfect. Android P was a very poor imitation. The closest I've experienced is how OnePlus does it. But I've still switched back to the regular buttons because the back gesture is not great.
    07-17-2019 10:15 AM
  16. AbAll87's Avatar
    well I'm from blackberry 10, so gestures is not new to me... it took me a minute to adjust to the OG pixel. even when I would go back to the Z10, I would still be comfortable browsing with it. it was one of my favorite features in BB10.

    when the new update came out in Android P. I switched to the gestures the same day and I will never go back to three buttons... I feel I'm once again a bit more productive with it.
    07-17-2019 11:22 AM
  17. Vega007's Avatar
    Gestures.
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    07-17-2019 05:00 PM
  18. ndira's Avatar
    I prefer three button layout, I guess it's one of the benefits for me for not getting android q on my P10.
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    07-18-2019 09:46 AM
  19. strafer69's Avatar
    I prefer the 3 buttons but surely some day I'll get dragged kicking and screaming into the wonderful world of gestures. I will say I'm very glad I've held onto my pixel2. Long live the 3 buttons !!
    I tried the gestures. Hate it! If I want an iPhone I would have bought one.
    07-18-2019 11:03 AM
  20. gd761's Avatar
    Google Should Keep the Auto Hiding Navigation Buttons baked into the OS and Not have to download an App or Launcher just to accomplish that. They could also have Gestures as an Option for the few people who actually like and prefer it.
    07-18-2019 12:13 PM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Everyone raving about using less and less buttons to navigate, but I'm here happily using 5 button navigation.
    07-18-2019 12:21 PM
  22. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'm so used to the three buttons. All the hype and fears expressed here makes me want to remain on android oreo or pie. Love the 3 buttons too much. I know I will be forced to move to gestures one day in the future but Google should still leave it as an option for those of us that are faint of heart.
    I have the Q beta on two different phones (a Pixel and the Essential phone) and, on both, you can choose the 3 button, the 2 button, or full gestures. I suspect most phones will offer this choice, and I expect it will be a choice on the Pixel 4.
    07-21-2019 12:37 PM
  23. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I have the Q beta on two different phones (a Pixel and the Essential phone) and, on both, you can choose the 3 button, the 2 button, or full gestures. I suspect most phones will offer this choice, and I expect it will be a choice on the Pixel 4.
    From what I understand there is no option to use the 3 button layout on the pixel 3's running Pie..... just the og and pixel 2's. I wouldn't be too surprised if Google forced gestures on the 4, though I think it would be a mistake. Choices are good ;-)
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    07-23-2019 06:21 AM
  24. mogelijk's Avatar
    From what I understand there is no option to use the 3 button layout on the pixel 3's running Pie..... just the og and pixel 2's. I wouldn't be too surprised if Google forced gestures on the 4, though I think it would be a mistake. Choices are good ;-)
    Sorry, by Pixel I meant the 3a XL, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't be a choice on the Pixel 3.
    07-23-2019 01:55 PM
  25. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Sorry, by Pixel I meant the 3a XL, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't be a choice on the Pixel 3.
    We don't know either, but for whatever reason, Pixel 3/3 XL users are stuck with the two button setup. Half button, half gestures which imo are the worst of both worlds.
    07-25-2019 05:23 AM

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