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OnePlus added iPhone X-Like Navigation Gestures for the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T Review

OnePlus pushed a new OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 5T, and in the process, the company has added iPhone X-Like Navigation Gestures. This new feature takes away the standard Android navigation and replaces it with gestures.

This is the third Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta build for the OnePlus 5T, and chances are that the phone will get a stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future.

Once you update the phone to this beta build, you will be able to head over to settings, and disable the on-screen buttons, which will, at the same time, activate navigation gestures.

So, how does this work? Well, swiping up from the bottom up activates both home and back actions, so if you swipe up from the bottom up while sticking to the middle of the phone’s bottom, you will activate the home gesture, and if you do the same on the left or right sides of the phone’s bottom, you will activate the back key action. If you’d like to activate multitasking, you will need to do the same thing you do for the ‘home’ action, but you’ll need to pause for a minute without raising your finger, similar as you’d do on the iPhone X.



Here’s the complete changelog:

Phone

  • Added pick-up gesture switcher
    • You can now choose which way you slide (up or down) to pick up a phone call

System

  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Removed Clipboard function
    • Thanks for your feedback, we removed this feature based on that.
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218
  • Added new Navigation gestures that you can enable by going into settings and disabling the nav bar.

India only

  • Added SMS categorization function for India only
    • This is an India only feature that auto-sorts your SMS messages into categories
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