Tag Archive: Gesture


Google testing new navigation bar, may be gesture based

Google shared a new post on the Android Developers blog with a screenshot of a new feature for DNS over TLS. However, the nav bar looked different than what we’re used to. The company quickly edited the screenshot to remove the nav bar but it’s too late. As we all know, you can’t remove anything from the internet.

This nav bar has a back button (just an outline, like on older versions) and a blob instead of a home button. The  [Read More…]

Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gesture with Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update

Back in January, we told you Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build for a select number of devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Nexus C. Surprisingly enough the Nexus 6P was left out of the loop. The new build brought about the extensively requested fingerprint swipe gesture that […]

Samsung’s new Gear VR includes Oculus gesture controller

New 2017 model Gear VR comes with new battery-powered touch controller.

Samsung has announced an updated Gear VR headset and controller combo at its Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona, Spain. The new 2017 Gear VR comes with a Daydream-style controller that allows for touch input, as well as pointing and dragging, tilting and shooting within the virtual world.

The headset itself looks near identical to the previous Gear VR, released alongside the Note 7 in late 2016,  [Read More…]

How to get the Pixel fingerprint gesture on other Android phones

How do I use the Pixel fingerprint gesture on another Android phone?

The fingerprint sensor on the Google Pixel isn’t just for unlocking the phone; it performs a host of Move shortcuts. One of the most interesting and potentially useful of the bunch is swiping to pull down the notification shade, making one-handed operation (especially of the Pixel XL) much easier.

That feature would be handy on other phones, no? Here’s how to get it!

How  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher 5.0 brings Pixel-y goodness to all, new gesture options

Happy Birthday, Nova Launcher!

Nova Launcher, one of the best third-party launchers and possibly the best thing to ever happen to Android, turned 5 years old this week. Huzzah! As with most anniversaries this one comes with gifts, in the form a big 5.0 update that rolls out many beta features to the rest of us and bring a few useful tools for those us who are just discovering (or rediscovering) this awesome launcher.

Nova’s  [Read More…]

Swiftly Switch – Edge Gesture: A multitasker’s dream

Overview Swiftly Switch – Edge Gesture is a handy root-free multitasking tool that makes handling large phones easy and switching apps a breeze. Developer: de-studio Cost: Free ($ 1.99 Pro version) Highlights Simple to set up (no root required) Highly customizable Easy to use Setup Setup is nice and straightforward, with no rooting required. Once you

Retro Rugby – Gesture based, ball running fun. [Review]

Overview – Retro Rugby takes gesture-based gameplay and blends it with a sports theme, putting you in the head of a Rugby player as he sprints for the goal-line. Developer: twentysix

The post Retro Rugby – Gesture based, ball running fun. [Review] appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn’t need to be on for your phone to be useful.

There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola’s double screwdriver twist to launch the camera, Samsung’s double home button tap, and LG’s double volume button tap are among the best. Each of these behaviors are designed to get you access  [Read More…]

Motion and gesture options on the Galaxy S6

Samsung has seriously scaled back the number of gesture options on the GS6, but what’s there still works.

Falling back to earth after the gesture heyday of the Galaxy S4, the settings for motion and gesture control on the Galaxy S6 can be summed up to just a single page in the settings. That’s an issue for the few folks who loved all of the crazy things you could do by moving the phone and waving  [Read More…]

Android Wear to get gesture control and Wi-Fi support in future update

Some big updates are on the way for Android Wear devices, bringing important new features to the devices that will enhance the way they are used.

The first big update for Android Wear devices will be to add Wi-Fi support (for those devices which have the hardware to support it) through the allowing notifications to be pushed and Google Now to be used without a Bluetooth connection. In addition to this large update, there will  [Read More…]