Some new strings of code have just been discovered, pointing to yet another feature to be introduced in the up-and-coming Android 12. This year’s giant software update may bring a couple of brand-new triggers for pulling up Google Assistant, XDA Developers have found.
Current Google Assistant Triggers
As long as Google Assistant is set to “On,” you can always activate the “Hey Google” trigger by turning on “Access to voice match” in the same location in Settings.
What’s coming with Android 12
It seems we’ll be getting two more ways to easily pull up our very own virtual assistant on Android phones. One will be a double-tap back gesture, according to XDA’s findings, and the other will be a long press of the phone’s power button.
The code found in the latest Google app version reveals that serious work has already begun on integrating the power-button trigger, which means we are likely to see it on our phones in the coming months. The double-tap gesture, on the other hand, is a bit further behind in development, and some models of Android phones may have to wait until after the main Android 12 launch to receive it.