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I would like to know why the menu button has been removed from Android in Android 6 and 7 mobile phones, hosting an apps button instead. Thanks.

(I remember long pressing the home button on Android 4 to get to the apps list.)

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  • Because for the majority of modern apps, the 3-dot menu is now visible in the apps themselves (on the action bar)? Menu key is a legacy design. – Andy Yan Dec 7 '17 at 10:54

Currently the recents panel rests there for easier multitasking. That's the aim of any computer developer since that makes it more productive

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