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Android 12 will feature an auto-rotate screen by detecting the position of the user’s face


Journalists from the 9to5Google portal discovered a unique feature in Android 12 that has not yet been found in Android smartphones. Google’s Pixel certainly does. The developers decided to take care of those who like to use the phone in bed.

Image source: 9to5Google

Image source: 9to5Google

Accelerometer, which is responsible for changing the orientation of the interface on the smartphone screen, is no surprise today. This function is available in all modern devices, but in some cases it turns out to be extremely inconvenient. Example: a user goes to bed, lies down on one side and starts browsing content on the Internet. It is highly likely that at some point the device interface will simply switch to horizontal mode, since the system will consider that the smartphone is turned horizontally.

Because of this, many users have to disable the auto-rotate screen function. To somehow simplify the experience of using in such a scenario, in Android 9 Pie Google added a special button to the system interface to manually change the screen orientation when the auto-rotate function is disabled in the settings.

Now the company has decided to go further and make an auto-rotate function that works by detecting the position of the face through the front camera. As 9to5Google notes, information from the front camera is not transmitted to remote servers, but processed directly on the device itself.

The function was discovered by portal experts when examining the source code of Android 12.

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