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Google Testing New Double-Tap Gesture on Back of Pixel Phones for Launching Camera, Assistant, and More

Google is reportedly testing an interesting new gesture for its Pixel smartphones that lets users double-tap the back of the handset to control various functions.

XDA-Developers discovered the new gesture system, codenamed "Columbus," in the Android 11 developer preview for Pixel phones. According to the site, the double-tap gesture can be used to perform the following actions:

Dismiss timers

Snooze alarms

Launch the camera

Invoke Google Assistant

Play or pause media

Collapse the status bar

Silence incoming calls

Unpin notifications

Other "user-selected action"

The double-tap gesture apparently doesn't require any special hardware,...


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Published By: MacRumors - Friday, 21 February