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Upcoming Android 9 Pie Update Likely To Fix Back Button Issue

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

An upcoming Android 9 Pie update is likely to fix an issue many users have been experiencing since the developer preview stages of Android P. The severity and frequency of the issue will likely be dependent on how often an individual device owner uses the back button, and especially when viewing the ‘recents' screen.
With Android 9 Pie , came a clear change in the way in which the recents screen looks and functions. This is even more apparent when the user switches to the new gesture-fueled interface, as in this interface the bottom navigation bar simply shows two icons - the gesture-based “pill” and the back button. With the recents button removed in favor of the user swiping up on the gesture pill to access the recents screen. Besides gesture support, the pill also effectively works at the home button allowing the user at any point to tap the pill and return back to the home screen. This includes when viewing the recents screen. As to be expected, when the back button is used it sends the user...

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