You can now double tap AirPods to summon Google Assistant on Android

Although wired headphones generally offer better performance when it comes to audio quality, there is an added convenience when it comes to using an audio accessory that is wireless. As phones abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack, it will only become natural to seek out Bluetooth solutions, or be forced to use an adapter.

While there are tons of options available when it comes to wireless headphones and earbuds, Apple's AirPods are probably the most recognizable with their unique design and compact size. They are made to perform optimally on Apple products, but surprisingly also work well on non-Apple devices.

Unfortunately, for those who may have paired their AirPods with an Android device, it was not possible to activate the Google Assistant using a physical gesture on the AirPods, until now; that has now been made a reality thanks to DotArrow Inc's AirpodsForGA app.

The app allows users to summon the Assistant by double tapping on either of the AirPods, which is similar to how you would summon Siri on an iOS device. If the double tap isn't to your liking, you can still call upon the Assistant by using the phrase "OK Google or Hey Google". While the AirpodsForGA app is quite convenient, it isn't perfect, and it may sometimes not summon properly if the Android phone is unlocked.

If you want to have a go at it, you can check it out on the Google Play Store or just click on the link in the source down below.

Source: Google Play Store via Android Police, Android Authority

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