ACTIVE EDGE Posts on XDA

Google may ditch their Active Edge squeeze feature with the Pixel 4a

At this point, we know pretty much everything about the Google Pixel 4a. We know how the photos coming out of its camera look like, we know where it’s gonna stand in terms of performance and we also know the probable pricing. However, there’s an interesting tidbit that flew under our radar. As it turns...

Android Q beta lets you remap Active Edge on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 to other assistant apps

One of the best features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 is Active Edge. Active Edge lets you squeeze the side of your Pixel to launch the assistant or silence alarms, timers, notifications, and incoming calls. Unlike HTC's Edge Sense, which Active Edge is most likely based on, Active Edge is limited to...

Google Pixel 3/2’s Active Edge squeeze feature has been ported to custom ROMs

For the first time, a fully open-source port of the popular Active Edge from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 phones has been made available to the custom ROM community, thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member Jertlok and the Dirty Unicorns ROM development team. The latter took to Twitter to announce Active Edge's availability. https://twitter.com/_DirtyUnicorns_/status/1095762148138074114 In...

Google Pixel 3 XL Review: A Polished Camera and Software Experience make up for the Notch [Part 1]

Speed, Simplicity, and Security. These 3 words have been used to describe Google's Chrome OS—its desktop/laptop operating system built on the Linux kernel—since it was first introduced. But I would argue that Google's Pixel line of Android smartphones also embodies the three S's in Chrome OS' motto. Google's approach with the Pixel line is wildly...

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official with Wireless Charging support, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and Android Pie

We've seen the Google Pixel 3 leak on the XDA forums (twice), on Reddit, in a cab, in a train, in a Chinese shop, on the Russian black market, but finally, we get to see the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL for ourselves. Today, Google officially unveiled their latest Pixel flagship smartphones...

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel 3 XL

It's been a crazy week for fans of the Google Pixel smartphone line. After a steady trickle of leaks in the first half of the year originating mainly from industry sources, we've now had three separate instances of the Google Pixel 3 XL appearing in public. The first and second leaks originated on our very...

Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge squeeze feature will return on the Google Pixel 3

HTC hasn't been doing too great for the last few years, but that hasn't stopped the company from being able to produce some pretty great phones from time to time. The HTC U11's squeeze feature seemed like it would be a one-off gimmick, but it's since made its way over to the Google Pixel 2 and...

SideSqueeze mimics the Pixel 2’s Active Edge on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Android OEMs are constantly thinking about how they can make their devices stand out from the rest of the competition. Some do this by leveraging the software, some do it by including unique hardware components. Others create a design style to make their phones stand out. Sometimes these things feel like gimmicks, but occasionally a...

Customize the Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge to do any action with Edge Sense Plus [XDA Spotlight]

It's no secret that Google and HTC have been working together on the Pixel 2. The two companies recently finalized a massive deal which saw the transfer of core HTC engineers over to Google, after all. With how tightly Google controls the design and development of the Pixel smartphones, it's sometimes difficult to see where...

Edge Sense Plus Updated with Support for Google Pixel 2 Squeeze Customization

HTC's Edge Sense, which lets you trigger shortcuts and apps by squeezing the HTC U11 and HTC U11+'s edges, was customizable from the start, and only got better with software updates. Google's squeezable Pixel 2 shortcuts, on the other hand -- Active Edge -- is a lot less flexible. Gripping the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL tightly...

Google Pixel 2 has a Hidden Easter Egg in Active Edge Settings

Google's latest flagship Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, initially launched with Android 8.0 Oreo on board but have since received a developer preview of Android 8.1. There's a lot of subtle changes that we've documented in the release, but some changes are more hidden than others. One change we've uncovered isn't what...

PSA: Google Pixel 2’s Active Edge Squeeze Doesn’t Work in Immersive Mode

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were announced on October 4, and have started to ship in certain markets. At the launch event, Google showed off the Active Edge feature on the phones, which enabled users to squeeze the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL to open Google Assistant or silence...