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Pixel feature request: Give us squeeze to take photos in Google Camera

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The so-called Active Edge functionality on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL which allows you to squeeze the body of the phone to activate Google's Assistant is pretty polarizing. Even here at Android Police, our general staff consensus is that we trigger it more frequently by accident than intent. Not being able to easily remap the trigger is also a huge downer. But worse than that is the fact that right now in Google's own Camera app, it doesn't even do anything.

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Pixel feature request: Give us squeeze to take photos in Google Camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Xiaomi may be working on a phone with edge controls, according to hidden MIUI setting

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

When the HTC U11 arrived earlier this year, the squeezable frame ('Edge Sense') that performed actions seemed like a gimmick. But it ended up being a neat feature, and we've seen it on a few phones since then. The HTC U11 Plus and Life both have it, as well as the 2017 Pixel phones. Now it looks like Xiaomi could be working on the technology for an upcoming phone.

A reader by the name of Romit came across two hidden settings menus, while experimenting with activity shortcuts on Nova Launcher on his Mi 5 (with MIUI 8.2.2).

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Xiaomi may be working on a phone with edge controls, according to hidden MIUI setting was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here’s how to remap the Pixel 2’s Active Edge squeeze function [APK Download]

Friday, October 20th, 2017

One of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's highlight features is the Active Edge squeezable frame. By default, the squeezing motion will activate Google Assistant, and Google doesn't allow you to make it trigger anything else. But just as it only took developers a few days to circumvent the issue with the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, we've already got a workaround courtesy of an update to an app called Button Mapper by flar2.

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Here's how to remap the Pixel 2's Active Edge squeeze function [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v7.12 confirms squeezable sides on Pixel 2, prepares for multi-step shortcuts, resuming podcast episodes, and more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

As we close in on Google's October 4th launch event, a new beta release of the Google app itself is rolling out with hints about some of the things we may hear about during the presentation. In this update, we find further confirmation that one or both of the new Pixels will include pressure-sensitive sides that wake up Google Assistant. There are also clues about customizable search bars and interchangeable voices for the Google Assistant.

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Google app v7.12 confirms squeezable sides on Pixel 2, prepares for multi-step shortcuts, resuming podcast episodes, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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