Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update lets you use navigation gestures with third-party launchers

Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update lets you use navigation gestures with third-party launchers

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Samsung owners patiently waiting to use Android 10’s full-screen navigation gestures in third-party launchers will be happy to know that the One UI 2.5 release adds compatibility for this feature. It’s been a long wait for Samsung device owners who are also fans of launchers like Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, Lawnchair, and others, but it’s better late than never. As of now, the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are the first devices to run One UI 2.5, which is based on Android 10.

Samsung isn’t the only company to delay adding Android 10 gesture nav support with third-party launchers. In fact, when Android 10 first became available for Google Pixel phones, you couldn’t set a third-party launcher as default when gesture navigation was enabled. It wasn’t until December 2019 when an update rolled out that support was added.

If you want to test out the new changes, you can download a third-party launcher like Nova Launcher or Action Launcher and then set it as the default when you’re using gesture navigation. Be wary, however, as early reports suggest the new implementation is choppy, particularly with animations, but nothing a few updates can’t fix.

It’s unclear when One UI 2.5 will be available on Samsung devices outside of the Galaxy Note 20 series, but let’s hope it’s soon with Android 11 just around the corner.


Via: Android Police