Naver said it has rolled out the Android version of Whale, although the launch schedule for the iOS version has not yet been decided. The company has already released some early builds for the developers for testing objective.
Of course, this implies that the upcoming Android 9.0 update, which is called Android P right now, will be named Android Popsicle. Now the company has confirmed the presence of some advanced features on the mobile build. As it was released by Google, it is expected to be the official batch of wallpapers which will be made available on P later when the operating system comes out of beta and is made available to flagship models. It looks like it will provide an iPhone X like navigation experience to the users. It is hoped that the new swipe functionality is not an intimidating just as the single-button navigation bar was.
Instead of the traditional Back, Home, and Recents buttons, there's a pill-shaped icon where the circular Home button usually is and a Back button next to it with the old, un-filled Lollipop/Marshmallow design. Timely security patches from OEMs promise to fix those, provided OEMs deliver them on time. No other custom ROMs never showcased such a navigation setting yet. Soon after the spot, the company updated their article with a cropped image, which does not have the navigation bar. So it is doubtful about the availability of this feature. But as someone who's been fond of gesture navigation since the Palm Pre, I'd be happy to see it return as an optional configuration.
The tech giant does this in alphabetical order and in 2018 we're up to P - with speculation already rife as to what could follow last year's Android Oreo. Sources close to 9to5Google have also stated Google is developing gesture-based navigation which we could see at some point in Android P. To accommodate this, the navigation bar will receive a redesign which is what we're seeing today.
Going by the design revealed in the screenshots, the navigation bar looks like it took design cues from the iPhone X and features a clean design.