Some renders have appeared that give an impression of what the new navigation of the launcher in Android P looks like. The back button will show the interface only when it is needed, while the multitasking button will disappear completely, rumors say.
That window has been a vertical list of apps for a couple of years now, but Google would like that exchange for a horizontal list. That’s the way Apple does it in iOS and on which Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Palms WebOS already showed open windows in the past.
The back button would only show Android P if that’s relevant, but it’s unknown when that will and will not be so. The screenshots posted by 9to5Google are impressions based on information from anonymous sources.
Google accidentally confirmed the information in part by publishing a screenshot last week, in which the new home button was visible. After publication, the search giant cut the screenshot to prevent more people from seeing the new layout.
Last month the first Android P developer preview came out. He already showed some external changes, including in the toggles of the notification menu. The buttons in that version look the same as in previous Android versions.