miui 12: Xiaomi users may not have to wait for Android 11 to get this ‘new feature’

According to the report, the MIUI 12 seems to have a code in the latest beta build that will allow Xiaomi user…Read More

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi is working on rolling out a new feature in the soon to be rolled out MIUI update that Google and Apple are also planning to offer with their next operating system updates, claims a report by XDA Developers.
According to the report, the MIUI 12 seems to have a code in the latest beta build that will allow Xiaomi users to tap on the backs of their device to operate the handset. It suggests that users will be able to both double and triple tap to perform different actions.
The said feature seems to be in “active development” and will be found in the “Button shortcuts” section in the Settings app under the “Back Tap” option as per the screenshot provided in the report. Users will be able to assign them for actions including taking a screenshot, turning on a torch, launching camera and other things.
For those unaware, with the upcoming iOS update, iOS 14, Apple will also be rolling out a similar feature, also called “Back Tap.” This feature works pretty much the same way as it allows users to preselect shortcuts from the Accessibility section in the Settings app, as revealed by iPhone users who have installed the iOS 14 beta already.
Similarly, Google’s next operating system update, Android 11, too has been spotted offering a similar feature through its Developer Preview. The feature reportedly is called “Columbus” and is set to allow users to launch Google Assistant, dismiss timer, snooze alarms and other things.
To recall, the global version of the MIUI 12 custom-OS was unveiled in May and has already started rolling out to handsets. In India, the MIUI 12 Pilot Testing Program also started last month as the company asked users of Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Note 7S to join to test the new MIUI version before it is officially released. Earlier this month, the company started rolling out the MIUI 12 stable update to Redmi K20 and K20 Pro users in India.

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