OnePlus brings iPhone X-like navigation gestures in latest Oreo beta release

OnePlus brings iPhone X-like navigation gestures in latest Oreo beta release
An edge-to-edge screen is a great thing to have, but you still have to navigate around this screen and on Android devices this is done via software buttons that take up space and spoil the "all-screen phone" idea a bit.

OnePlus now shows that it can be done in a different way. The company is testing gestures to navigate around the interface, a manner similar to what Apple uses in the iPhone X.

This new OnePlus feature is currently only available for developers to test in the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 version, as Reddit user MisterMrMister notes. We have not yet tried this new feature, but early feedback says that some of the gestures work fine, while others still need some extra polish. You will be able to swipe up from the bottom to go back to the home screen and swipe from the side to go back, but this latter gesture seems to be a bit hit and miss.

Adopting gestures for navigation seems like a straightforward idea: it removes the clutter of software buttons, but it has to be done right and this obviously takes time.

We are looking forward to testing this feature in the near future, but in the meantime, let us know if any of you had used it and what are your impressions.

source: Reddit

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9 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye, I like gestures. But you know what I'd like even more? A phone that can be 'mind controlled'! Just think of whatever app you want to open and viola, it's there! Set alarms or reminders with your mind. Now that'd be quite something, eh? It may sound like the stupidest thing you've ever heard but... Imagine going back in 1980s and telling an individual about a certain gadget that's a still camera, video camera, timepiece, alarm clock, music player, voice recorder, telegram machine, calculator, stopwatch, FM Radio, a GPS module, a telephone, a gaming machine, a digital dictionary, calendar etc etc with enough processing power to send a mission to the moon and yet weighs less than 200 Grams and slips in your pocket. You'd surely end up in a mental hospital! But Steve Jobs thought of that! Think big! Be a visionary! G'Day!

3. Skyalmighty

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

That's all sweet and dandy but can I just get an update to stream movies at 1080p over prime and netflix. Just give me that first.

4. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Just buy a Mate 10 Pro, bro.

6. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

I thought they fixed already.

9. Skyalmighty

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

Not yet.. I still can't select 720p let alone 1080p. Hope their next public update does that.

7. CEDEOTB

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The animations look awkward to look at

8. Skyalmighty

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

heard oreo is out!

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