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Samsung's OneUI 2.5 finally lets you use Android 10's gesture navigation in third party launchers

Samsung's OneUI 2.5 finally lets you use Android 10's gesture navigation in third party launchers

As promised all the way back in March, we can confirm that Samsung's One UI 2.5 update finally delivers support for full-screen navigation gestures in third party launchers. It's unfortunate that it took Samsung so long — Android 11 is probably just weeks away, and Pixels got this feature last year — but better late than never, and we can confirm it works on OneUI 2.5 via the Note 20 Ultra.

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[APK Download] Microsoft's Next Android App Is Arrow Launcher, An Aviate-Inspired Homescreen Replacement Now In Beta

[APK Download] Microsoft's Next Android App Is Arrow Launcher, An Aviate-Inspired Homescreen Replacement Now In Beta

In line with their recent trend of developing for all platforms, Microsoft has quietly released a semi-private beta of a launcher app called Arrow. The early release sports an interface reminiscent of Aviate, but appears less devoted to contextual recommendations. While the current version is fairly basic, the big ideas may still be on the horizon.

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The first thing I noticed is that Arrow replaced the stock icons for system apps like Phone and Messages, which isn't in and of itself a bad thing but an unexpected behavior.

The main screen is divided into three sections. There is a row on top for recent apps, a larger area in the middle for frequently used apps, and the bottom row for user-selected quick access apps.

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