Samsung Brings Swipe Gestures to the Galaxy S9 and Others via Good Lock Addon
We first got to see Samsung Good Lock all the way back in 2016 with Android Marshmallow. The app since disappeared and made a comeback last month, when Samsung re-released it for the Galaxy S8/S9 running Android Oreo. Good Lock also got a major software update which addressed several issues that the initial release had. Good Lock offers a wide range of customization options and one of them is “One Hand Operation +”. It was updated a few days ago with new edge gestures to help make life easier when using the phone with one hand.
One-Handed Mode is helpful for people with small hands and a large smartphone. It takes the UI on the screen and shrinks it down to a smaller window. The feature has been around on Samsung and other devices since Android Marshmallow. What sets One Hand Operation + from others it that it includes swipe gestures for the edge of the screen via Good Lock. One Hand Operation + adds a new area on the sides of the phone that allow the user to swipe in from one of three directions to complete some tasks. This allows you to use these gestures instead of the navbar to aid in navigation.
Gestures are becoming increasingly popular for device manufacturers and users. Gestures are likely to be an integral part of Android P, as we've seen in the developer previews so far. On the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+, if you hard press the home button and swipe left or right, you can go either back or open Recent Apps when the navbar is hidden. Other OEMs such as Motorola, OnePlus and Huawei are catching up, and we can expect navigation gestures to be a standard a few years down the line.
Samsung already offers a significant amount of customization with their Android fork and Good Lock is the proverbial icing on that cake. We hope that Good Lock keeps receiving timely updates and new features as it may be one of the best customization kits on the market right now. Give it a try by downloading the APK from here.
News Source: XDA developers
Stay in the loop
GET A DAILY DIGEST OF LATEST TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Straight to your inbox
Subscribe to our newsletter