Update 1: 2018/08/07 1:01pm PDT
Android Central has updated its post's wording and added a note saying that Google did not explicitly confirm that three-button navigation would be removed entirely on its future phones, only
As we all know by now, Google's implementation of gesture navigation is pretty lackluster. Given that it still takes up the same amount of space as the regular nav bar, it doesn't have any real benefits and just makes things confusing.Read More
[Update: Maybe not] The Pixel 3 will only have gesture navigation, with no option for standard nav buttons was written by the awesome team at Android Police.