@userJWhY9s28sI apparently this is entirely a Google issue. I have been in contact with support at Nova Launcher and they have no power to fix the issue whatsoever.
Here is their official statement:
This is definitely not a Google issue. Google has updated Android 10 gesture navigation to work with 3rd party launchers as of the Dec security patch. This is definitely a Samsung issue. One that will hopefully be resolved in the very near future!
@userNljOdsvaIt after I updated to Android 10 a couple days ago, I had a very friendly dialogue with a supervisor at Nova. He claims it is still a Google issue to fix, even with the December security patch. Here is a screenshot of the updated message from Nova:
If you have any additional info, it would be much appreciated! 😁
@VerbumVeritum Unfortunately you may have misunderstood what he said. He's saying that the gestures may not work correctly at times, while in Samsung devices they're completely disabled as of now. We have to wait for Samsung to allow gestures, as after the December security, it's up to the OEM for you to be able to enable them
Maybe Nova Launcher said that, but action launcher, as of the December android update, has access to the new gesture controls. Samsung claims it has the new update, but on my s10e action launcher isn't allowed to use the gestures, so it's a samsung thing.
Nova Launcher said that Google's implementation of gestures was crappy and that they now just allow other launchers to use the gestures. Chris Lacy of Action Launcher said that it required some work.
Imagine the Chrome team trying to implement the forward gesture. They just can't because of how the Android 10 gestures were implemented
but yeah, Samsung is in the wrong here.