Yesterday finished the Google I / O 2018, but that does not mean that the news regarding everything presented by Android will cease all at once. In fact, Android P is still in the development phase and there are still many things to polish and new functions that could come and still are unknown to us. One of the things that is giving more to talk about is the Android P multitasking , since it is one of the most relevant changes in the next version of Android.
But there is one thing that we had not fallen into, and as thousands of users see more than a few, we echo about a key aspect, the “close all” button .
For those who have not been pending these days of today we put you in the background. Android P gives the possibility to delete the old navigation buttons by a single central button that would act as a start button and at the same time allow us to access multitasking by a gesture of sliding up.
This new multitasking changes the application reel orientation , which is now horizontal, but although that is a welcome change from our point of view, it is missing an option that we did have in Android Oreo and previous versions: the possibility of cleaning the memory of the device by closing all the applications that they are in the background at one time.
Google is very aware of the feedback of its users, and that is why the same Dave Burke, vice president of engineering of Android, has announced to all BETA testers that the final version of Android P yes that it will include the classic button to close everything.
Although not everything seems to be so easy, since Burke informed that the new button to close everything would be to the left completely in the preview of recent applications, forcing the user to slide to the extreme left of it to be able to close all applications at once.
With some logic, this response has not finished convincing the users, who have demanded that said button be found in a more accessible place without having to make any previous movement of sliding, something that can be done something tedious when we have many applications open.
For now it is early to know what the thing will be, but we would be surprised that Google did not take note of the opinion of its users and ended not only bringing back the button, but placing it in a much more appropriate place. We will be attentive to the “Dev Preview 3”, to see that it shows us in relation to the multitasking of Android P.