If things go well, Android 12 will release this year. According to the latest updates, Android 12 might bring a double tap on back gesture support, which would come in Android 11 OS. The double-tap feature lets the Pixel users summon Google Assistant and can also use it for different tasks.
Android 12 Might Bring Double-Tap on Back Gesture
At the time of the developer preview of the Android 11, a double tap on the back of the phone gesture was seen. However, the feature did not come in the official version of Android 11.
The double-tap on the back opens the Google Assistant, play media, dismiss timer, or snoozing an alarm. It looks like this feature will be a part of the new software, but there is still no statement given by Google. But, few of the leaks have revealed that the feature codenamed “Columbus” will be a part of Android 12. It is still unclear whether the feature will be available for all phones or only for Pixel phones.
According to the reports, the double-tap feature was announced to replace the Edge squeeze-action on Pixel 4 phones, which was not there for Pixel models and was discovered to work properly. There might be some glitches that need to be fixed to make the feature work perfect.
Now, it looks like all the changes have been made, and the double-tap feature can be activated with a firm on the back of the phone. If you are not interested in using the feature, then you can disable it.
We might see the developer preview of Android 12 in February. The update might also include Wi-fi sharing as a new feature.
Android 12 Updates:
- Google to Revamp Split-Screen with ‘App Pairs’
- Few Features Spotted like Nearby Share & Restricted Networking Mode
If you don’t know, a back tap feature is already available in iOS 14; it allows you to take a screenshot, open Control Center, and more.