Chrome OS 80 gets more like Android 10 with gesture navigation
The next upcoming version of Chrome OS has been found to support the gesture-based method of navigation. This feature had been introduced as part of the tenth-anniversary Android upgrade, but is also now part of this system for PCs.
The new navigation option allows a user to swipe up to access the home screen, swipe diagonally to access recent apps, and swipe in from the left to go back. They have been demonstrated by an Android Police contributor on the beta in question, which will be known as Chrome OS 80 on its general release.
The same update will also contain another new aspect that users of these devices may have wished for over several prior versions: more pages of quick settings. Therefore, more applicable buttons and widgets can be added to this area of the interface than usual.
All in all, Chrome OS 80 may be an important milestone in Google's apparent twin goals for the OS: to make touchscreens as integral to it as possible, and to make it as much like Android 10 as possible.