Google Pixel has new gestures
Gestures was an important part of Google’ last flagship Nexus phone, 6P. There was a variety of gestures supported on Nexus 6P, allowing you to do many things easier. However, Google didn’t bring most of those gestures to their newest phone, Pixel. Nevertheless, at least, they pushed an update for the Pixel users in Canada, with which those users will be able to wake their phones by either double-taping on the screen or raising the phone.
Even though these are cool features to have on a phone, they are not completely unique. You can already find raise-to-wake or double-tap to wake features on the previous Google devices. Apple even started to support these gestures with the iOS 10. Those are now available on the Pixel phones as well, although so far, only the Pixel phones in Canada are updated with such features. If you use other versions, you will need to wait a little more.
In order to active ““Double-tap to check phone” and “Lift to check phone”, you need to head over to the settings on your phone, and click on the “Moves” option. Then, you should see both of these settings in there with buttons to activate them.
However, even if you are living outside of the Canada, there is actually a way to get the latest gestures, involving a few steps. With this way, you will directly download the over-the-air zip file on your phone, but the problem is that we cannot guarantee this file will work fully functional on the international or Verizon builds.
Source | DroidLife