Earlier before the official stable version of Android 11 was published, a double tap feature on the back of the phone gesture was introduced in the developer preview. Sadly enough, this feature didn’t make the cut as there was no replacement for Google Pixel’s edge squeeze gesture that got axed with the most recent Pixels.
However, there’s still a chance for this functionality to be introduced with the upcoming Android 12.
In a report by Google we found that the feature with code name “Columbus” will be re-introduced with Android 12.
Furthermore, inline with that report, the original feature was scrapped because the system would record accidental taps, but the upcoming new, more refined version of Columbus will require a firm tap on the back.
FEATURES OF COLUMBUS
Double tapping on the back can take a screenshot, summon Google’s Assistant, open the notification shade, control media playback or open up the recent apps menu.
Meanwhile as at the moment, It’s still not certain, though, if the company will be introducing the feature for all device phones running Android 12 or it will remain a Pixel-exclusive view.