Android 12 could bring back a hidden shortcut that got pulled from Android 11 Google Pixel 5

All being well we should see Android 12 arrive later this year, and the latest rumor around the software release is that Google is bringing back a hidden shortcut that we first saw in the developer preview of Android 11 – at least on Pixel phones.

The shortcut we’re talking about is the double-tap on the back, which – according to information seen by 9to5Google – could launch the Google Assistant, take a screenshot, start and stop media, show your phone’s notifications or open up the recent apps view, depending on how you want to use it.