Tag Archive: Navigation


Prominent navigation app HERE WeGo debuts on Huawei’s AppGallery

Without Google, Huawei has to try its hand at the next best thing.

What you need to know HERE WeGo is now in the Huawei AppGallery. The mapping app will serve as an alternative for Google Maps on Huawei’s growing platform. Huawei remains unable to use any of Google’s apps and services on its devices.

Huawei’s AppGallery now has its first big navigation app with the addition of the HERE WeGo mapping app. The app recently made  [Read More…]

How to activate navigation gestures on the Galaxy S20

Samsung continues to offer navigation keys by default on the Galaxy S20, but it’s easy to switch to navigation gestures. Going the gesture route frees up real estate at the bottom of the screen, and it’s a more intuitive way to navigate the interface. Samsung offers several navigation options on the S20, and here’s how you can get started.

Products used in this guide Customize everything: Samsung Galaxy S20 ($ 1000 at Samsung) How to activate and customize  [Read More…]

New Google Assistant coming soon to 3-button navigation on Pixel 4

Don’t like navigation gestures? Soon, you can experience the best Google Assistant without them.

What you need to know The new Google Assistant will soon be available for Pixel 4 users that prefer 3-button navigation over gestural navigation. A specific version of the Google App seems to enable the feature, which should be showing up as an app update for all users soon. The new Google Assistant enables several new features, such as replying to messages by  [Read More…]

Google wants to make navigation in Chrome easier with new UI for tab groups

The change is supposed to make tab grouping work better with the larger ‘Duet’ redesign for the browser.

What you need to know Google is looking to harmonize tab groups with a more extensive redesign of Chrome on Android. Tabs in the open tab group are currently displayed at the bottom of the screen. With the design in question, these would be moved to a floating bar above the tabs button.

Google’s engineers are currently testing a  [Read More…]

Android 10 will make it harder to use third-party gesture navigation

Google is also killing Android Pie’s “pill” navigation with the 10 update.

What you need to know The latest update for Google Mobile Services outlines Google’s future for Android navigation. Custom gestures from companies like Samsung and OnePlus will be more difficult to find/use. Android Pie’s two-button navigation system is being killed off.

The current state of navigation on Android is a bit of a mess. Google introduced its first vision of gesture-based navigation with Android Pie,  [Read More…]

Google releases Android Q Beta 6, further refines gesture navigation

This is the last beta before the final build drops later this year.

What you need to know Google is now rolling out Android Q Beta 6. There are further improvements to Q’s gesture navigation. This is the final beta that Google is releasing before the official build drops.

Ever since the first public beta build was launched in March, Google’s been continuing to refine Android Q with beta update after beta update. Now, on August 7,  [Read More…]

Google Play Store redesign rolling out with bottom navigation bar

The new design is showing up for users with version 15.1.24.

What you need to know The new Material Theme version of the Play Store has started rolling out to users. It is available with the latest version of the app which can be downloaded from APKMirror. Google Music has been removed from the navigation bar but can still be found in the pull-out menu.

The new Material Theme Play Store redesign is now rolling out with  [Read More…]

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…]