Google has started rolling out the final Beta build that is Beta 6 of Android Q to the beta testers and that in turn means it’s only a matter of few days until it goes official.
Coming back to the Beta 6 update, there isn’t anything new to talk about except for the fact that Google has changed the way the back gesture works — yet again! And here is how Google has put it:
We’ve made further refinements to Gesture Navigation in Beta 6 based on user feedback. First, to ensure reliable and consistent operation, there’s a 200dp vertical app exclusion limit for the Back gesture. Second, we’ve added a sensitivity preference setting for the Back gesture.
If you’re wondering what the “200dp vertical app exclusion limit” means, here is how TheVerge explained:
Essentially, apps that want to opt out of having the back gesture affect their app can do that — but they’re only allowed to stop the back gesture from working on 200 “density-independent pixels.”
The idea is that some apps let you swipe through things — like slides in a gallery — so excluding a portion of the screen makes it less likely that you’ll accidentally trigger the back button. Another example is a slider on a video — setting an exclusion around that would make it easier to grab the slider and move it when it’s next to the edge of the screen.
Put simply, users will be able to open the drawer by peeking the drawer, and then swiping.