Android 12 might embrace a brand new face-based setting for auto-rotate — however just for Google Pixel telephones, at the very least at first.
9to5Google experiences that the brand new auto-rotate choice can detect which method the person’s head is turned, and rotate the display to keep up the specified orientation. So in the event you’re utilizing your Google Pixel 5 in mattress, with each your head and your telephone dealing with sideways, it may probably clear up the difficulty of present auto-rotate settings forcing the display into portrait whenever you need it in panorama.
This new model of auto-rotate would presumably be based mostly on a quite simple type of facial recognition, because the Pixel 5 dropped the flexibility to unlock along with your face after the Pixel 4 launched it.
Nonetheless, the Pixel collection’ front-facing cameras can nonetheless be used to select up the overall form and orientation of the person’s face, which allows options like Snapchat’s filters. So hopefully there wouldn’t be an excessive amount of to fret about from a privateness perspective.
9to5Google’s report states that face-based auto-rotate might be made accessible on different Android 12 handsets as effectively, although if the characteristic does make it to launch it will begin with Pixel telephones solely.
That is apparently additionally the case for an additional leaked Android 12 characteristic, the long-awaited double-tap gesture. This was first included as a part of a developer preview for Android 11, however was by no means formally launched; final month, nevertheless, double-tap was tipped to come back to Pixel telephones as a part of Android 12.
As for Android 12 itself, Google has stored tight-lipped publicly about what its subsequent cellular OS would possibly embrace. Even so, a developer preview is predicted to launch within the close to future, so count on extra information to trickle out forward of the total launch later this yr.
We’ve already seen what seems to the drastic new Android 12 redesign, with an overhauled shade scheme, extra rounded UI components and added privateness indicators when apps are utilizing sensors just like the digital camera.