Android Q Beta 5 to make back gesture and side menus work better together

Side menus — or navigation drawers or hamburger menus, whatever you want to call them — are a burr in the saddle of Android Q’s gesture navigation system. Swiping in from either side of the screen with gestures enabled takes the user back one layer, a behavior obviously at odds with menus meant to be accessed by the same action. The next beta update will address that discordance, though, according to Googler Chris Banes. Read MoreAndroid Q Beta 5 to make back gesture and side menus work better together was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look

Over the past few months, Google Maps has received several updates to its design, bottom tabs, and various place listings, all in an effort to make it fit with Google’s new Material Design look. What hadn’t changed however was the side menu. But that’s no longer the case now as Maps has overhauled that menu to fit with the rest of the interface.

 
Left: Previous Maps menu. Right: New Maps menu. Read MoreGoogle Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look was written by the awesome team at Android Police.