IN last year in the first builds of Android 11 Developer Preview found a very interesting feature, which in in the end so not implemented. But now Google seems to be about to bring it back in Android 12.
How it works
This is about double tap on the back of the smartphone. This gesture was codenamed Columbus. — reference to the character of the Zombieland movie and his famous rule «double touch».
By idea, double tapping should launch Google Assistant, but actions can be configured: turn off the timer, snooze the alarm, turn on the camera
But when Android 11 was fully released, Columbus features not for me found. By information 9to5Google, Google is working to revive the function in the new version of the operating system Android 12. Double tap will perform one of several actions:
Google Assistant activation
- Pause / resume media playback
- Opening the notification panel
- Opening the Recent Applications window
If desired, double tap can be disabled.
While it is not clear, there will be Does the new feature work for all smartphones running Android 12 or only Pixel.