Google has fixed gesture navigation issues with third-party launchers in Android 10.

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One of the most annoying things about Android 10 was that its new gesture navigation system wasn’t supported in third-party launchers. That’s a big problem, because it effectively meant that you were stuck with whatever launcher your manufacturer installed if you wanted Google’s take on gestures.

Fortunately, Google has fixed this issue with the Pixel 4, Android Police reports, although the fix doesn’t seem to apply to other Android 10-toting devices right now. In fact, the outlet reports that gesture navigation with third-party launchers is still a no-go on the Pixel 3 running Android 10.

The fix also means you can now use the new Google Assistant in conjunction with a third-party launcher on the Pixel 4 (the new voice assistant reportedly requires gesture navigation).

This is a step in the right direction for Google, and hopefully the fix comes to all Android 10 devices in the coming weeks and months. After all, the likes of Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, and Microsoft Launcher are some of the most prominent and handy launcher apps around.

Tired of your preinstalled launcher? Then you can check out our list of great Android launchers over here.

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