You may remember that we told you in March last year about It is said that Google plans to include Android 11 Pixel phones. The code name of this function is “Columbus”, Allow users to tap twice on the back of the Pixel phone to activate certain functions; by default, this action will be set to activate Google Assistant, but this action can be customized to turn off the timer, start the camera, play/pause media, and collapse the status bar , Mute incoming calls, suspend alarms, cancel fixed notifications, activate cameras, turn off alarms, take screenshots, etc.
When Android 11 was released, “Columbus” was not found in the new Android version. however, Information viewed by 9to5Google indicates that the “double tap” gesture will eventually appear on Android 12. This will replace the Active Edge squeeze feature not found on Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. The user needs to perform the following actions:
- Activate Google Assistant
- Pause/resume media
- Open notification bar
- Open the recent apps view
The upcoming “double-tap” version of Android 12 will obviously allow users to require a firm tap to register input to prevent accidental triggering of functions. If the user wants, it is also possible to completely disable “double click”.
Although Google decided not to include this feature in Android 11, Apple does provide similar features in iOS 14. From the “Accessibility” menu in “Settings”, users running iPhone with iOS 14 or later can turn on “Back”. This allows you to choose one of several actions that can be activated by double-clicking on the back of the phone, and another action with three clicks.For example, double-click the author’s iPhone 11 Pro Max will cause screenshots. Double-click three times to open the Google Assistant app.