We are in a very sweet moment for Android, since, finally, both the operating system and the manufacturers have reached a maturity that is noticeable, and that is something that does nothing but benefit the users.
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This maturity has also been seen in the form of design, an increasingly more careful section, and, with terminals in which the frames are tiny, some companies are choosing to replace the buttons on the screen with gestures, and today we’re going to explain why adapting to these-whether it’s a Xiaomi, an iPhone or a OnePlus-costs less than you think.
Gestures cost less than you think
Android users have been used many years to move through the interface of our smartphone with four-what times those- or three buttons, the basic to move without problem. Nevertheless, As we could get rid of that wonderful search button, we can also get used to not use any.
And is that, although at first they may seem confusing, are easier and more intuitive than it seems:
- Start: swipe from the bottom frame up
- Multitasking: swipe up and keep
- Back: slide from the side (Xiaomi), or slide up from the right side of the bottom frame (OnePlus)
The habit makes the monk
Every change that we have to face in our day-to-day life requires a learning curve, and as is logical, some people find it harder to overcome them than others.
However, belonging to the second group, I can tell you that after a whole day with a Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S handled only by gestures, the adaptation has been very simple.
Also, the fact that the gestures in Android are integrated in a way that is visually pretty -with careful transitions, have a Redmi Note 5 or a OnePlus 6- makes us adapt to these in a much friendlier way.
Although of course, if you do not adapt, you can always use the buttons on the screen again, or in the case of the Xiaomi, the floating button, from which we can press these three buttons without problem.
More screen, the final argument to abandon the buttons
But, if the fact that they are intuitive and do not take long to get used to them is not enough argument for you, we are sure that winning screen to see content in tui terminal can make you think twice.
After all, the purpose of gestures is precisely to make users enjoy 100% of our screen, just as if we had the buttons in the frame of the screen, but winning in design and reduction of frames.
Even at an aesthetic level, getting rid of the buttons on the screen – or on the chassis – gives the terminal a totally new look. And, ironically, these gestures and their implementation are better on an Android phone than on the iPhone X.
And, we win the full screen, while Apple users still have a lower bar that “steals” a small part of the screen. Yes, it may not be a relevant percentage at the level of use, but it is indisputable that it is when we talk about aesthetics.