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Double tap gesture feature of Android 11 should come with EMUI 11



The recent release of Android 11 Developer Preview 2 has unveiled a new feature allowing users to perform an action by double-tapping on the back of the device. Since the EMUI 11 will be based on Android 11, we want to see this amazing gesture with the next major version of EMUI.

The new gestures are developed under the codename “Columbus” derived from the Zombieland character known its “double-tap” controls.

According to 9to5Google, the double-tap gesture allows users to trigger a number of actions by tapping twice on the back of the phone. Such as activating the voice assistant, snoozing alarms, controlling media or stopping a timer.

Instead of requiring additional hardware, it uses sensors such as an accelerometer and gyroscope to detect the user’s double-tap actions on the back of the phone and respond accordingly.

The double-tap gestures also support actions such as – launching the camera, silent phone calls, unpin notifications, and others.

Below you check the live demo of how this feature really works.

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