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Android 12 new features leaked, tap on back to return!

Double-click the back of Google Pixel phone for more features!

   

In the Android 11 developer preview version last year, Google developed a new double-tap gesture operation for Pixel models, which enabled specific functions by double- tapping the back of the phone.

But unfortunately, Google removed this operation on the official version of Android 11. Now this feature is expected to appear on Android 12.

On January 23, according to multiple media reports, this double-click gesture operation code-named “Columbus” developed by Google will help users quickly and easily start Google Assistant (Google Smart Voice Assistant).

We know that Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4a 5G, and Google Pixel 5 have removed the Active Edge functionality. PS: Hold the phone with one hand and squeeze the middle frames on both sides to activate Active Edge, thereby triggering Google Assistant.

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Google can replace the Active Edge function through the double-tap gesture, making it easier for users to enable Google Assistant. But Active Edge is gone now so double tap on back can replace it.

More importantly, it is not limited to enabling Google Assistant. Google double-tap gestures also support screenshots, pause or play music, open the notification bar and many other functions.

As usual, Android 12 will be officially launched in the second half of this year, when Google Pixel lineup will be the first early adopter to get these features.

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