It seems that Google is working to Android 12 include a feature from IOS 14 that Apple already copied from Android. All this mess of copies is not a bad thing, since both operating systems are nourished, little by little, of the best functions of the other. Android 11 Beta launched the double tap function on the rear to wake up certain actions. Finally, it did not include it in the operating system and Apple did in IOS 14. If it was a copy of Apple towards Android is not clear, but now Android 12 could resume this function.
Android 12 will include the ‘Touch Back’ function of IOS 14
With IOS 14 Apple officially released the feature ‘Play back‘, which has been a few months since the operating system came to the iPhone on duty. Now Google plans to include this function again, it has already done so with the beta de Android 11, in your operating system. It is a really useful function that can be configured.
After setting it you can tap on the back of the device twice to wake up a predetermined action. This action can be to wake up the Google Assistant, take a screenshot, open the recent applications and other actions.
It is a way of having a invisible dedicated button and that it only activates after pressing twice on the back. Devices that include this function do not need special software, as this action is carried out thanks to the terminal motion sensors.
9to5google has shown that the function will be, again, in the beta de Android 12 to be launched shortly. Google plans to use it again during the beta, but no one can guarantee that it is a function of the final version. With Android 11 it was seen in the beta and then disappeared from the map when the operating system became official.
The bad news is that at all times it is a function for Google Pixel and not for the rest of the Android devices on the market. This will greatly limit its use, especially in countries like Spain in which Google no longer trusts to sell its main novelties in smartphones.
We will have to wait to know if Android 12 finally includes this touch back function to wake up default commands that works so well in the Apple devices with iOS 14.