Xiaomi is one of the few companies who have started with blatant theft of ideas and was able to get up on this, find incredible popularity. At some point it even became known as the Chinese Apple so its brand identity was similar to the American counterpart. But, most surprisingly, a nickname that stuck to Xiaomi, had negative overtones, and sounded like praise. Apparently, the Chinese still do not stop copying Apple’s ideas.
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Xiaomi is working on MIUI introduction 12 special add-ons that will allow you to control compatible smartphone by touching the back cover. The novelty has already appeared in a test version of the firmware in a separate menu item that indicates her readiness for the upcoming release. Despite this, at the moment to enable that in the English localization in simple is called a Back Tap to make it work on Redmi Note 7 failed.
What is the Back Tap
The work principle of Back Tap is quite simple. In the settings of the firmware will be a special menu where you can assign certain touches to certain actions. For example, get a smartphone to launch the camera by double-touching or to make a screenshot – triple. Not to say that innovation is particularly valuable, however, if it is able to simplify the use of MIUI will already be cool, because many users lack here is just such simple commands.
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As for compatibility with Back Tap, this question remains open. Xiaomi did not disclose any information on this, preferring otmolit. However, given the apparent readiness of innovation that is already available as a separate menu item, there is a possibility that working with them will not all the device. Basically, I wouldn’t be surprised if I found out that Xiaomi has decided to limit support Back Tap only the flagship devices, as it did the same Apple. Speaking of Apple…
How does Back Tap
Few know that the idea is to teach smartphones to recognize touching the rear panel does not belong to Xiaomi and Apple. Last month, the us company introduced iOS 14, one innovation of which was a function with exactly the same purpose and are identical to name. How the Apple developers managed to make smartphones interpret tapping on the lid, it is not clear, but for some reason this ability only got the new model.
Details about the mechanism of Back Tap remain a secret, but I have a pretty adequate, as for me, version. It seems to me that this feature is based entirely on the base of the gyroscope and accelerometer, which feel short-term pain of the body, provoked by touch, and interpretiruya them in the team. Anyway, to explain the work Back Tap otherwise I can’t, there’s no touchpad on the covers of Xiaomi smartphones Apple or not. So, recognition is just that mechanical.
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Whether in practice the Tap function Back? On the one hand is certainly needed. Still creating those screenshots now requires too many steps for such a primitive result. And the ability to simply touch the back of your smartphone will solve this problem, because now the screenshot can be done with one hand, without the second. But, on the other hand, does not exclude the risk of accidental activation during use when touching the lid or shifting from one hand to the other can be interpreted as a command.