Google released the Android Q Beta 6 version and stated that it is just a few weeks away from releasing the official Android Q version. That means this the final beta of Android Q for testing. Google once again tweaked the gesture in this beta version.
Google described the new back gesture below:
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.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
The concept is that some apps let you swipe through things like slides in a gallery. So that there will be no unintentional triggering of the back button, another such example is a slider on a video.
As per 9to5Google, the back sensitivity can be changed in Settings > System > Gestures > System navigation. If you the back sensitivity, then android will give a warning message that “Higher sensitivity may conflict with any app gestures along the edges of the screen.”[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]
For reliable and consistent operation, the app developers can take advantage of the vertical app exclusion limit, which is up to 200dp. Many users will play with this back gesture; however, there is still confusion to handle the left side of the screen.
Users can inform bugs via the Reddit Community, Android Beta Feedback app, or the issue tracker. Android Q beta 6 images are available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. It can also be installed as the Android Beta Program or OTA by manual download.