Google as of now offers fingerprint gestures on its older Pixel phones and Motion Sense gestures on its Pixel 4 series. In any case, it would appear that the firm is testing another gesture-related feature on its Pixel series.

XDA-Developers has spotted and empowered a new gesture system code-named “Columbus” in the Android 11 developer review for Pixel phones. The framework permits individuals to make a double-tap gesture on the rear of a Pixel phone to control different functions.

As indicated by the outlet, the double-tap gesture permits individuals to expel timers, snooze alarms, launch the camera/Google Assistant, play or pause media, collapse the status bar, silence incoming calls, unpin notifications, and start a “user-selected action.”

Google is actualizing a few measures to forestall accidental activation of the feature, considering charging status and different variables. The outlet additionally noticed a reference to gesture training related to the Settings application, proposing a setup procedure for the feature.

The best part is that the double-tap gesture is affirmed to work on older Pixels in addition to the Pixel 4 series. So Google is likely utilizing the accelerometer and gyroscope to empower this feature as opposed to exotic hardware like Motion Sense. This theoretically implies Google could carry the completed feature to other Android phones when all is said in done, yet it’s most likely a Pixel-exclusive ability until further notice.

Everyone is happy to see another shortcut system come to Android phones on any occasion, following in the footsteps of fingerprint scanner gestures, Active Edge squeezes, and the standard hardware button (for example Google Assistant key). Be that as it may, everyone trusts Google finishes permitting clients to remap the feature.

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