After six months of beta updates, Google released the public version of Android 1
Android 10 brings a lot of goodies to the table, such as dark mode, improved permissions control, and new theming options, but it also has the new fully featured Google gesture navigation feature. I've already expressed my dissatisfaction with this in another revision, but not long after Android 10 dropped, OnePlus surprised us with its Open Beta for an OxygenOS based version of Android 10 – including my own take on new gestures.  I've been playing with the Android 10 Open Beta on my OnePlus 7 Pro for the last few days, but within the first few minutes of using it, it didn't take me long to realize that OnePlus's distorted gestures were vastly superior to those, that Google clicks on users.
The basic functionality of gestures remains the same. Swipe up from the bottom and middle of the screen to go home, swipe up and hold to access the latest apps page, and swipe left or right on the screen to go back. However, OnePlus has slightly reworked this gesture so that it is not upsetting to perform.
The character of the new back gesture by its nature breaks down the hamburger menus with sliding in many applications, and Google's decision to do so is in pairs. in different ways:
- Keep your finger on the edge of the screen, wait for the menu to peek, and then swipe anywhere.
- Use two fingers to swipe to display a menu.
Both of them are equally bad.
With Android OnePlus version 10, the back gesture is made when you drag anywhere from about the bottom 80% of the edge of the screen. If you swipe from the top 20%, you will always find a slip menu, if any.
I want to have a larger area to trigger the popup menus, as required by their current implementation you can reach quite far from the display (maybe a 50/50 or 60/40 split?), But in daily use, this is significantly easier to implement than the two "solutions" Google offers.  In addition to the improved back gesture, OnePlus also allows you to use these new gestures with third parties. Why is it a big deal? If you try to use Google's new gestures on Android 10 with a third party launch, you will be taken back to the old three-button navigation system. Google has said it intends to add gesture support with third-party launchers in the future, but we have no idea when that will happen.
This is not at all a problem with Android 10 on OnePlus 7 Pro. Whether you use the new OnePlus gestures, the ones launched last year, or the old three-button system, you can use all of this with a third party to run seamlessly.
It is speculated that Google has this problem as a result of integrating gestures so much with its Pixel Launcher, but for whatever reason, it is a little inconvenient that OnePlus is able to offer this support and Google is not.
If you remember, it's not a & # 39; t For the first time, OnePlus has a one-way Google with gestures. Last year, OnePlus introduced a gesture system that closely mirrors that of the iPhone X, and even in its early stages worked shockingly well. When Google debuts its awkward two-button system a few months later, it looks like a big step back from what OnePlus is already doing.
This type of topic opens up a greater discussion about navigation in general on Android, in particular how it looks like each OEM has its own actions these days. Moving towards a future where part of the solution that goes into buying a new phone requires you to think about what type of navigation you want to have access to, OnePlus has already proven repeatedly that it knows how to create intuitive and easy to use.
As for Google … Well, Google will Google.
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