The recently released Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with a great number of selling aspects spite the mere fact that one of the new features on these devices that is highly reserved is the functionality of the feature called Active Edge. While it is completely identical to HTC’s Edge Sense feature that is equipped on the HTC U11, the main distinction with Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge is that the feature far more limited in its system.
Although HTC enables U11 users to decide themselves or customize the function of squeezing the Edge Sense sensors, the search engine giant does not allows the Pixel 2 and 2 XL users. The Active Edge does only enables Pixel 2 and 2 XL users to trigger the Google Assistant functionality.
Of course, Google want’s you to use its virtual personal assistant to ask queries as well as search something. It’s the Mountain View-based technology company’s approach to for you to use its service as often.
As once out of the box feature of the Pixel 2 devices and with the aid of the broad Android ecosystem, the restrictions are no longer entirely the same as they were in previous years.
It is the case with the Active Edge thanks to a “Button Mapper: Remap your keys.” It is an application up for grab from the Play Store that gives you the ability to “remap Active Edge (squeeze) on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.”
In a numerous means this app works much in the same was as the number of apps that came to attention when Samsung Galaxy S8 and and S8+ users were trying to find a method to change the ‘Bixby button’ functionality.
With that said, it could do more than just activating Bixby, but could act as a shortcut to your most-used app or any other functionality aside form opening Samsung’s virtual assistant.
As an outcome, and once the “Button Mapper: Remap your keys” app is installed on your Pixel 2 handset, the user interface of the app is justly undemanding and provides users the option to reassign the squeezing feature associated with Active Edge.
You can remap the squeezing functionality to assign actions like “capture a screenshot” or “sleep down the smartphone” and the ability to set third-party apps to respond to the Active Edge.
While the link down below will bring you to the Google Play Store page for the “Button Mapper: Remap your keys” app and more detailed information, and the button to download. It should be worth noting that this application does include an in-app purchases, $0.99 to $19.99.
source: Google Play Store