Google is expected to launch the latest version of its Android operating system in the coming months and it seems that information on the next Android version continues to surface online. The latest regards home and navigation buttons that will apparently be redesigned.
got their hands on an image that reveals redesigned buttons on the navigation bar in Android N. The image was reportedly taken on Google’s next Nexus smartphones, the Marlin and . The two devices are also expected to release at the same time with .
At this point, it’s quite unclear if all devices running stock Android will be seeing the new redesigned navigation bar or just the two Nexus phones. The website rated the source with a 7 out of 10 confidence level, which means that there’s a strong chance that the feature will make its way on Nexus phones and possibly all devices running stock Android.
However, there’s also the chance that Google might actually not implement the new design in its latest Android OS version and change its mind completely. At this point, it’s hard to tell what Google will decide in this case.
The home button gets a new design and colored animation
The image reveals that the home button will come with a multi-colored design and will include some sort of animation when the user long-presses the button. Various colors will expand in multiple directions. Unfortunately, there’s no video to see exactly how the animation works. All buttons on the navigation bar got an opaque design, which is quite an interesting change.
The new change could only occur with the activation of Now on Tap, but that’s really unsure at this point.
Google has made a similar change to the navigation bar when it launched Lollipop back in 2014. Android N is set to arrive in the following months, together with the two Nexus phones, meaning that more information is bound to surface sooner than later.