Older Pixel telephones get Pixel 4 options and third-party launcher gestures

Google Pixel 3a front and Pixel 3a XL back

Google Pixel 3a front and Pixel 3a XL back

Google rolled out the latest Android security patch today. As standard, together with the protection patch, the replace additionally introduced in some new options for Pixel units, together with a much-awaited characteristic: gesture navigation beef up on third-party launchers (by the use of rootraw.com).

This implies you’ll be able to now make a choice from any number of launchers at the Google Play Retailer and nonetheless use Google’s new gesture navigation machine. This comprises swiping in from both backside nook of the show to turn on Google Assistant.

Apparently, the brand new characteristic involves each and every tool within the Pixel line except for for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The rationale the ones units don’t have the characteristic is that, for no matter explanation why, the replace hasn’t rolled out for the ones two units as of but. On the other hand, each and every different Pixel tool — together with the OG Pixel and Pixel XL — will have to have gesture navigation beef up on third-party launchers now.

Comparable: December 2019 Android security patch is here, final update for OG Pixel included

For now, anyway, Pixel 4 customers will probably be caught the use of the Pixel Launcher in the event that they need to use gesture navigation.

Moreover, the brand new replace additionally brings some Pixel 4-exclusive options to older units. Those come with Pixel Themes, clipboard tips, and Google’s Live Caption instrument.

In any case, in case you are the use of the Pixel Launcher you’ll be able to now swipe down from anyplace at the house display to drag down the navigation coloration. This will probably be a welcome replace when it lands at the Pixel 4, as customers can’t simply drop down the coloration since that tool has no fingerprint sensor.

We’ll stay you posted as quickly because the replace lands for Pixel 4 units. Within the period in-between, click here to get it on all different Pixels.

Extra posts about Google Pixel 4