For a long time, Google’s Nexus devices were essentially Android phones that came with vanilla Android installed. However over the years, Google has modified this approach where their Pixel phones come with features that are exclusive to them and not all Android devices, at least not at the start.

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Now with the upcoming Pixel 3, we might have learnt about some new features that will be making its way to the handset. This is according to a recent interview that Google’s EK Chung did with Android Central, where he hinted at one possible feature: gesture-based navigation enabled by default.

Gesture navigation is one of the new features that is part of the Android 9.0 Pie update where it brings iPhone X-like functionality to Android in terms of interacting with the phone. Android Central’s interview revealed that this is not some experimental feature that Google is testing, and that it is here to stay and that future Android devices (such as the Pixel 3), will have it enabled by default.

Right now Android devices that are updated to Android 9.0 Pie will continue using the same navigation, but will get the option of changing to the gesture-based navigation if they want. In any case we should have more details in the future come 4th October which is when it is speculated that Google could announce the Pixel 3.

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5.5"
  • 2160x1080
  • P-OLED
  • 439 PPI
12.2 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
2915 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 845
Price
~$715 - Amazon
Weight
148 g
Launched in
2018-10-09
Storage (GB)
  • 64
  • 128
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