How to Give the Pixel 2's Squeeze Gesture to Any Water-Resistant Android Phone
Google’s Pixel 2 came with a pretty cool if somewhat gimmicky feature: the ability to launch Google Assistant by simply squeezing the device. Now, one developer is bringing that same feature to your current Android phone. SideSqueeze is a free new app on Google Play that let’s you squeeze your device to perform a preset action.
The only major drawback is that SideSqueeze only works with Android phones that meet two main requirements. They need to be water-resistant and they need a barometric pressure sensor, both of which are thankfully pretty common in high-end smartphones. Combined, these two hardware features make it possible for your device to measure when it’s being squeezed and how hard.