…at least on some phones
We’d heard that Google was working on a double-tap gesture for its Pixel phones as far back as January, and at least some of the infrastructure was present in March. But apparently it took this long to get the thing actually working. With Android 12 beta 2, the option to double-tap the fingerprint sensor and perform various shortcut actions is alive and kicking, and it’s been renamed “Quick Tap.”
Android 12 beta lets you tap your phone’s butt to do stuff was written by the awesome team at Android Police.