On Android for a long time there was a separate button for calling this section of the system. Now the same swipe from the bottom is used. The difficulty is that by making a little more movement, you will open the application menu. You'll have to get used to it. Clearly, Google's approach is less intuitive.Quick app toggling Earlier in Android to go back to the previous program, you had to tap the recent programs button twice. Now the approach is different. You just need to make a horizontal swipe from the "Home" button to the right. If the gesture is repeated, the previous program will return. That is, switching occurs between two applications.On iOS, the gesture is similar, but the principle of operation is different. By making a gesture to the right at the bottom of the screen, you will switch to the previous program. If you continue swiping, the programs that were active before will open. Swipe to the left, in turn, will take you back a step.But on Android, it is also possible to access not one, but several programs. To do this, after the swipe, you need to hold your finger for a short time, and the screen will turn into a carousel of programs. It remains only to choose the right one.For iOS, to return to the previous window, you either need to make a gesture from the left side of the screen, or use the button in the app itself — developers often add such.
On Android 9, nothing has changed compared to previous generations. One button to the left of the Home button is responsible for this.Who has better gestures?It may seem that the approach initially promoted by Google, in which actions are performed using standard and immutable buttons, was simple and intuitive for everyone, but the trend to make screens larger and more informative clearly makes it clear that to occupy a whole series of individual buttons — a clear contradiction.The fact that Apple has chosen a new way to interact with the system and the fact that Android has repeated it, suggests that it is the future.While Android 9 Pie is just experimenting with gestures, Apple experimented with them at the testing stage of iOS 11, and now all users of the Cupertino OS have a clear understanding of how to work with the system. It doesn't seem intuitive at first glance, but all the gestures are created in a single key. And almost certainly for a few more years, the company will only develop and improve this system, and not come up with something new.In the case of Android, it is not excluded that already in version Q there will be some other way of managing, or Google will change its approach altogether.