GESTURE Posts on XDA

Google defends Android Q’s controversial gesture navigation

Android Q's public release is just around the corner and when that happens we're going to see a lot of feedback from end-users who will be trying out the gesture navigation for the first time. The gesture navigation system is the biggest change to the UX in recent times, as they fundamentally alter how users...

Mimic the Google Pixel 4’s new music control gestures with Tasker

One of the highlight features of the upcoming Google Pixel 4 are the Soli gestures. As detailed by Google themselves, the Pixel 4 will feature dedicated hardware that will allow the phone to recognize air gestures through motion sensing and use these as triggers for actions like controlling music playback, snoozing alarms, silencing phone calls...

Navigation Gestures 1.11.7 adds Anchored Pill, pill fade, crash handler, and more

Another day, another update. Actually, It's been a while since the last stable update of Navigation Gestures, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy. On the beta channel, there have been quite a few new features, changes, and fixes. There's a full list of changes below, but long story short, performance has been greatly improved...

Developer uses Machine Learning to train an Android game bot to play Rock Paper Scissors

LG is trying to bring back air gestures with Air Motion on the LG G8 ThinQ, but developer ramtin8731 has a better idea of how to use gestures: mobile gaming. For the really, really bored mobile gamers out there, the developer made a Rock Paper Scissors Android game with an added twist: it uses your...

Navigation Gestures updated with Activity Launching, a Tasker plugin, Performance Improvements, and more

Our Navigation Gestures app has been available for a little over 6 months now. We've updated the app several times since launch with new and handy features. It's been a while since our last big update, but it's finally here with version 1.4. This update includes several new toggles, Launch Activities, Tasker plugins, improved immersive/fullscreen...

Download OnePlus 6T launcher with new gesture for OnePlus 6

The just-launched OnePlus 6T doesn't just aim to be an improvement hardware wise over its predecessor, but it aims to bring in software improvements too. While we're sure that we'll see these changes trickle down to the OnePlus 6, it may take a while. Rather than wait, we have the updated OnePlus Launcher and Live...

YouTube for Android may get a swipe gesture to skip videos

Google has been working on revamping the YouTube application in recent months. Following the introduction of a brand new dark mode (which you can enable yourself), they're now also testing a swipe gesture to skip videos. The gesture is intuitive and will allow you to swipe pretty much anywhere on the screen to skip to...

Navigation Gestures update brings OnePlus 6-style gestures to any Android device

Gesture navigation has become a staple feature on most flagship smartphones these days, with much debate centered around who does it the best. Android P brings native gesture control to all supported devices like the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, Xiaomi offers full-screen gestures on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and devices running...

Navigation Gestures updated with better Nav Bar hiding, App Launch action, Android P compatibility, & more

We launched our Navigation Gestures app a little over 3 weeks ago, and since our last update, we've been hard at work to address the overwhelming amount of feedback we've received. Our app, which was originally designed to be a simple gesture control app based on the Apple iPhone X's gestures, has since gained a lot of...

Navigation Gestures updated with pill customization and many bug fixes

Android P's new gesture control interface has a lot of fans, but also a ton of critics. Google's take on gesture navigation is just another implementation on a trend first popularized by webOS way back in the day, but more recently brought into the public view thanks to the Apple iPhone X. OnePlus soon followed suit...

Navigation Gestures by XDA brings iPhone X-style gesture controls to Android devices

Navigation gestures are all the rage these days. Everyone has them: Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei, and now Google in Android P. Everyone does them differently, too. We thought we would offer our own take on gesture navigation with the Navigation Gestures app, built in-house at XDA. The app brings customizable gesture control to any Android...

Google Keyboard 5.0 Update Brings One-Handed Mode, Adjustable Height, Key Borders, and More

Google Keyboard was somewhat of a red-headed stepchild when it was first released almost 3 years ago. It had swipe gestures and autocompletion, but both features were immature compared to the technology offered by Swype and Swiftkey. Thankfully, Google has not abandoned the project and has instead slowly been adding additional features to bring its feature...