Google Pixel is about to get a little-known iPhone feature in a future update, and it’ll make loading up the Google Assistant much easier. This is specifically the double-tap ability, also known as Columbus.
Previously, this feature was available on Google’s current smartphone system. However, the developer had to remove it since it was not working smoothly or properly.
Android 12 is expected to debut the upcoming function on Google Pixel smartphones. Columbus is based on the character of Jessie Eisenberg in the comedy film ‘Zombieland.”
Once it is released, Android users can activate it to take screenshots, turn on Google Assistant, pause or resume playback of online videos, open recent applications, and open the notification shade of your Google device.
Android 12’s upcoming App Pairs
On the other hand, Android 12 will receive another capability called App Pairs. Once it is integrated into Google devices, people can use it to launch two apps simultaneously.
Right now, the App Pairs feature is available on Samsung and LG smartphones. However, Google is still planning to expand its availability using its upcoming system.
App Pairs was also featured on Android 11. However, users complained that it doesn’t work properly just like Columbus. Because of this issue, Google confirmed that it will rectify it in the new smartphone system.
The upcoming App Pairs feature will be a great addition to Google’s smartphones. Why? different manufacturers and developers are currently focusing on this kind of capability since people are looking for something that allows them to open two apps at once, easily.
WiFi password sharing
Aside from the upcoming double-tap and App Pairs, the upcoming system is also expected to have another feature that will allow users to share WiFi passwords.
This could be useful since it is really hard to know your friend’s house’s internet passwords. Although they will give it to them, their passwords are still hard to remember. The nearby share of Wi-Fi passwords is a neat new functionality that awaits and solves one of the worst “first-world problem” we have.
As of the moment, Android 10 users and above can share WiFi passwords using the generated QR code. But, the upcoming smartphone system won’t require you to do this. The only thing you need to do is use Nearby Share, which will allow you to easily send your internet password to those users you trust.
However, you need to remember that the upcoming smartphone system will only be released to certain Google devices. This means that if you are using other brands, you will not be able to install it.
The lucky Google devices to have it include Google Pixel 4A, Google Pixel 4A 5G, and Google Pixel 5. Although this is the case, there’s a high chance that the system’s manufacturer will further update the software once it is released. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and wait for the announcement of Google.