Google’s new gesture navigation system for Android 10 has been divisive for quite a few causes, not the least of which it did not work with third-party launchers. The corporate dedicated to fixing this concern in a future Android launch, and it seems that repair is already reside on the Pixel Four and Four XL (Replace: And all Pixels excluding the 2016 fashions, as of the December patches). Launchers like Nova can use the total gesture setup, in order that’s one shortcoming out of the best way.
Beforehand, trying to activate Android 10’s gesture navigation with a third-party launcher enabled would produce an error message, which you’ll be able to see under. You’d don’t have any alternative however to make use of the two-button or three-button model should you wished to make use of Nova, Motion Launcher, or any of the others.
Kevin Barry, the developer of Nova Launcher, was one of many loudest voices objecting to Google’s determination to maneuver ahead with gesture nav sans help for third-party launchers:
You possibly can learn Google’s official assertion about full system gestures not working with any third social gathering launcher. That is 100% on Google’s finish and has been for months. It is as much as Google to repair it in a future replace of Android 10. https://t.co/CpNglax9Mx pic.twitter.com/UXh3saZnr7
— Nova Launcher (@Nova_Launcher) September 4, 2019
This is what he informed Android Police about this growth:
We’re thrilled to listen to that Google is now supporting gesture nav for third social gathering launchers. We admire the communities persistence in asking Google for this. I am wanting ahead to testing and utilizing this after I get my Pixel 4.
We’re hoping to see Google rapidly roll this out to gadgets which have the preliminary launch of Android 10, both by Mission Mainline or the following safety replace.
We additionally reached out to Chis Lacy of Motion Launcher who offered the next assertion:
It is improbable to see the Android staff have made good on their promise to deliver gesture navigation help to 3rd social gathering launchers with the Pixel 4. This is hoping this replace will roll out to present Pixel gadgets briefly order.
I will proceed to cross my fingers and toes that machine producers will guarantee their upcoming Android 10 updates additionally help third social gathering launchers from day one. This is hoping that Android 11 will see the Android staff provide methods for third social gathering launchers to supply full characteristic parity with the system launcher because it pertains to gesture / recents integration and the like!
At the moment, this characteristic seems to be unique to the Pixel 4. Even the Pixel three on the newest software program does not allow you to use gestures with third-party launchers. Presumably, this characteristic will come to different Android 10 telephones quickly. This additionally means you can use the brand new Assistant (which requires gesture navigation) whereas utilizing an alternate launcher on Google’s newest telephones.
Works on older Pixels as of December 2019 replace
We’ve got confirmed that gestures at the moment are working for older Pixels in third-party launchers as of the December replace, although it’s not working for the unique 2016 Pixel XL (probably a results of the older numerical construct the 2016 Pixels are working with the December patches).