Vegetaholic, 08 Aug 2018This is absolute nonsense, we don't need some crappy Apple-like navigation system to control p... moreGestures are more natural and easier to use than navigation buttons. Just as pinch-to-zoom (also invented by Apple) is easier to use than 'zoom in' and 'zoom out' buttons that we used to have on the first generations of touchscreen phones.
And no worries, once you are using gestures for a week or so, you won't even think about touching any navigation buttons. It's just natural.
This is absolute nonsense, we don't need some crappy Apple-like navigation system to control perfectly controllable phone with simple back, switch app and home buttons, Google is really starting to anoy. Plus upcoming pixel phones looks straight from garbage bins from 2015. Single camera, stupid notches, and look of peace of soap bar, Jesus how they needed it up so badly this year
It sounds reasonable. The software keys on the bottom of the screen are not comfortable to use with big display phones with one hand. The balance is lost and the phone could be easily dropped. The gestures compensate this some how. Of course the smartest is to stop making huge display devices, but since the people prefer big things to compensate their small brains and dicks, this won't happen soon.
PS. I am curious will the Pixel 3 be with 6 inch screen and the XL model will go up to 11 iches
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2018I wonder who decided that gesture was the future? Probably the same person who decided that ed... moreThe gestures is one of the best Google's decisions!
The notch is a different story even though, I think it's not that bad as long as it can be hidden.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2018I like software buttons, changing orientation makes more sense. Also, it helps to have smaller... moreBasically either a part of your screen becomes bezel (while being more expensive and fragile) or the buttons are hidden and you need an extra swipe for them to show. Both options are a disaster.
I wonder who decided that gesture was the future? Probably the same person who decided that edge to edge display (at the expense of screen symmetry) was also the future.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2018But Apple gestures are perfect. When I even get to touch an old school phone with navigation b... moreYes they work in iP10, but gestures also works in OnePlus, Xiaomi phones. Only difference is, that you can use gestures OR buttons in their stock UI (options to chose), and there Android won over iOS. Pixel 3 will be back in 17th centrury if they went only with gestures. But, at least is Google UI, so no impact on others, better known OEMs (Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi...).
Aslipundit, 07 Aug 2018Google is getting there in terms of restrictions on the OS, becoming more "Apple-fied" with ev... moreWhat does 'closed and restrictive OS' mean? I'm having a hard time understanding what this is, when talking about a phone/tablet.
PeterThePanda, 07 Aug 2018Go ahead, and enjoy your mediocre screen-on-time, excessive restrictions, intentional battery ... moreI've already enjoyed the taste of freedom with custom ROMs and rooting on my many previous android phones. Also, I'd once used a jailbroken device before in the old glorious skeuomorphic day. Thx for that warning.
Aslipundit, 07 Aug 2018Errm, you have the iphone perfectly suited to your needs. We love the back button as well as s... moreBut Apple gestures are perfect. When I even get to touch an old school phone with navigation buttons/bar, I feel like I've stepped in the 17th century. Seriously, iOS gestures are so good you don't even have to think about them. They just come natural to everyone.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2018No, gestures is what kept android back for ages. It is much more natural way to navigate throu... moreErrm, you have the iphone perfectly suited to your needs. We love the back button as well as software navigation keys. They are easier and more intuitive to use and offer a better user experience. Swiping the screen and making funny movements for even basic UI tasks is not really a great experience. It sucks.
While we are at it, BlackBerry 10 OS incorporated gestures through out the OS and it was horrible to use.
I used Gestures on my Oneplus 5T for two days before switching back to onscreen navigation buttons.
Why are so many people whining? Having software buttons was totally stupid! So either real buttons or no buttons at all but nothing half baked in between! That's what I really like about Apple
dvdivx, 06 Aug 2018I predict good sales for nova and other launcher apps.No, gestures is what kept android back for ages. It is much more natural way to navigate through your home. Nova and co will copy as always
Edit: as always they didn't go through it. Instead we are getting the terrible back button again (in miui it is swipe from the right or left edge, on google phones it's still that terrible button that is both slow and takes space from the screen)
Android 9 Pie is like iOS and Pixel 3 looks like iPhone. Wonder where Google is headed now. All the differentiations are going with every iteration. Multitasking should be in the hit list as well now. Fragmentation, security, too many OEMs, etc. Google is making Android a mess. Sad situation for consumers now.