Tag Archive: Navigation


OnePlus 5T officially updated with iPhone X-like navigation gestures

Both the OnePlus 5 and 5T are also being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

At the tail-end of January, OnePlus introduced a new gesture-based navigation system for the OnePlus 5T with its OxygenOS Open Beta program. The setup very closely resembled the gestures found on the iPhone X, and now with the OxygenOS 5.1.0 public update that’s rolling out, all users of the 5T are will gain access to it.

In case you missed Daniel’s hands-on from  [Read More…]

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…]

Is this Android P’s gesture-based navigation bar?

Home, Back, and Recents are replaced with a single pill.

Android P‘s first developer preview has been out in the wild since early March, and it’s offered a nice glimpse into what the future of Google’s mobile OS has to offer. Thanks to a screenshot shared on the Android Developers Blog, we might now have our first look at Android P’s new navigation bar.

First spotted by 9to5Google, elements like the clock on the left and rounded  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S9 navigation bar and home button

Samsung offers several customization options to change up the color and orientation of the nav bar on the Galaxy S9.

With the switch to the Infinity Display design language last year, Samsung got rid of the home button and capacitive navigation keys, instead option for on-screen keys. Doing so has opened up a lot of customization options for the navigation bar itself, including changing the color, the orientation of the back and recents keys, and hiding the  [Read More…]

This 7-inch GPS navigation device for your car is 44% off at TomTop (Promoted)

In a world where app-enabled smartphones have seemingly limitless capabilities, one must ask whether the once-innovative GPS device is still relevant today. Well, the answer is yes. You see GPS manufacturers have years of experience and millions of real-world test miles under their belt, so the resulting GPS devices are bound to still be able […]

OnePlus has nearly solved Android’s navigation future

OnePlus has a new feature that improves navigation on Android phones by copying the iPhone X.

OnePlus is in a weird place right now. It’s dealing with accusations of privacy violations, and has just made public an enormous credit card breach that affected at least 40,000 paying customers. There have been public calls to stop buying their phones.

But the company continues to operate, releasing new colors of its flagship OnePlus 5T and working towards  [Read More…]

How to set up the Navigation Dock on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

This is one of the Mate 10 Pro’s best features. Here’s how it works.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a big phone with a large 6-inch screen, so why not take advantage of that entire display? With EMUI 8.0 on the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei has included a new feature called the navigation dock, a free-floating, moveable translucent button that goes anywhere you want it to. Its intuitive set of gestures recreate the standard back/home/multitasking dynamic  [Read More…]

Google ‘Ultra Pixel’ phone rumored to ditch navigation keys, have dual cameras, and more

According to a new rumor, the Google Ultra Pixel will feature dual-cameras, a new kind of fingerprint scanner, and get rid of Android’s navigation buttons.

Google’s Pixel 2 event next Wednesday will be here before we know it, and alongside the highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, we’re also expecting Google to show off a Home Mini, and Pixelbook to go alongside its latest flagship smartphones. However, according to a new rumor that just popped up, Google  [Read More…]

How to switch the navigation button placement on the Galaxy Note 8

If you don’t like the order of your navigation bar, just change it!

The Galaxy Note 8, like the Galaxy S8 before it, uses virtual navigation buttons — a big change, after years of capacitive buttons on Samsung devices. But the default orientation places the back button to the right of the home button. If you’re not a fan of the default settings, there is a way to change it, and a few things you can do  [Read More…]

TripIt launches in-airport point-to-point navigation for Pro users

Never get lost in an airport again.

Air travel is often frustrating, as we all know, but TripIt is doing its best to smooth out the experience with a new feature in its app that takes airport maps to a new level. Its new in-app airport maps not only give you a top-down view of the entire airport with every bit of information you need, but also now complete navigation between points  [Read More…]