Google has pushed the Android Q Beta 5 with a feature that many stock Android owners wanted for a looong time - pull-down gesture for the notification bar. The info was confirmed by a video of a Pixel phone on YouTube, where the feature was demoed.
Pull-down for notifications is not new for owners of various smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus and Xiaomi. However, all Android One phones and devices by Google and Nokia still lack it in Android Pie and you have to pull down from the top like some kind of a caveman.
From the video you can see that wherever you do the gesture, the bar will fall down as if you’ve pulled it from the top. Some might find the feature useless, but most of the people who have a phone with a screen bigger than 5.5” will be thankful for it.
No, there are something known as launchers if you are unaware :)
Been doing this on my Nokia through its fingerprint scanner.