Tag Archive: Navigation


How to activate navigation gestures on OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus was one of the first Android manufacturers to introduce navigation gestures, and OxygenOS 9.5 offers a variety of customization options in this area. OnePlus offers three distinct styles of navigation gestures, and choosing between the three is a matter of personal preference.

Here are our favorite OnePlus 7 Pro accessories All-day power: Anker PowerCore 10000 PD ($ 46 at Amazon) Free your music: OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 ($ 99 at OnePlus) Secure your grip: Popsockets Swappable PopGrips  [Read More…]

No, Google will not force OEMs to adopt Android Q’s navigation gestures

Google sees custom OEM gestures as a ‘power user option,’ and will not force brands to use Android Q’s navigation gestures.

Google introduced new navigation gestures in Android Q, and the key point is that the back button is going away, with a side-swipe gesture taking its place. The move obviously led to a lot of confusion, with users left to ponder whether custom gestures from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and others will be waylaid in  [Read More…]

AR navigation in Google Maps is rolling out to Pixel phones

AR navigation is rolling out for walking directions in Google Maps Previously saw this feature previewed at last year’s I/O keynote Feature will be available on Google Pixel phones starting today

Google wants to change the way you use Google Maps on a Pixel, by using the phone’s camera and augmented reality to overlay directions and other relevant travel information when you use walking directions. It was something they announced at last year’s Google I/O, and more recently  [Read More…]

Motorola’s gesture navigation is fantastic; here’s how to enable it

Gesture navigation seems to be the future of mobile operating systems. As software evolves so does the way we interact with it.

Google introduced a shift away from the traditional geometric software buttons with Android Pie, but I think Moto has improved on the implementation.

What’s Gesture Navigation?

Motorola has adopted a more robust gesture navigation than Google’s Pixel phones. Google settled for a simple “pill” button that you can only swipe up for Overview multi-tasking or tap to go  [Read More…]

HERE Navigation On-Demand is a new infotainment system with Alexa built-in

Meet the world’s first “Navigation as a Service” platform.

Unless we’re talking about Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, it’s safe to say that most in-car navigation/infotainment systems aren’t always the most user-friendly or pleasing to look at. Hoping to finally change that once and for all, HERE announced HERE Navigation On-Demand at CES 2019.

From the same company behind the popular HERE WeGo navigation app, HERE On-Demand can be used by automakers to provide a clean, functional,  [Read More…]

How to use navigation gestures on the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus has offered navigation gestures for some time now, but with the OnePlus 6T it is switching things up a little. You have the option of choosing between the OxygenOS gestures (which are admittedly better) or the default Pie gestures, similar to what you’d find on the Pixel or any Android One phone.

Products used in this guide OnePlus: OnePlus 6T ($ 549) How to use navigation gestures on the OnePlus 6T Open Settings from the app drawer  [Read More…]

Spotify update brings simpler navigation + offline radio to Premium users

The Search page is also more powerful.

Way back in August of this year, Spotify rolled out a new UI for its Android app that’s much simpler and easy to use. This was a very welcome change considering how cluttered the app used to be, but up until now, this new UI has only been available for free users. Now, Spotify’s expanding this to its Premium subscribers.

The bottom navigation bar that used to have tabs for  [Read More…]

Twitter Android app is being updated with a bottom navigation bar

The swipe gesture between the four main pages is no more 😞

On Thursday evening this week, the Twitter Support account announced a new update for its Android app. There are a few things to take note of, but the biggest change reworks the app’s navigation we’ve had since June 2016.

Rather than showing icons at the top for Home, Moments, Notifications, and Direct Messages, these are now moved to the very bottom of your screen. This  [Read More…]

How to enable navigation gestures on the OnePlus 6

Gestures offer an interesting new take on navigation.

OnePlus introduced navigational gestures to the OnePlus 5T earlier this year, and the feature has made its way to the OnePlus 6 as well. Gestures offer a new way to interact with the interface, and in many instances, they’re a more intuitive way of navigating the UI. Google is set to roll out gestures of its own with Android P, and while OnePlus’ implementation is slightly different to that  [Read More…]

How to enable the swipe gesture navigation in Android P

Among all of the great things introduced in Android P at yesterday’s Google I/O, the swipe gesture navigation was perhaps the most exciting. Here’s how to enable it on your phone should you wish to try out Android P beta!

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