As reported by 9to5google, phones running Android 12 may receive an updated auto-rotate feature. Android smartphones have had an auto-rotate feature for a long time, but it doesn’t always work the way users would like.
For example, if you use your smartphone while lying down, then with the auto-rotate function enabled, the image may take a landscape orientation. Of course, you can always turn off the auto-rotate feature, but Android 12 will have an improved auto-rotate feature based on the position of users’ faces. The smartphone will use the front-facing camera to check if the user is looking at the screen, and if so, which way his head is turned.
For obvious privacy reasons, this camera check will be performed entirely on your device and will not save or send your photos anywhere.
The source suggests that all Android 12 smartphones will eventually receive this feature, but Google may initially make it exclusive to its Pixel smartphones.
The first screenshots of Android 12
Android 12 Developer Preview is expected to be released this or next week as an early beta of Google’s new operating system. Recently, new details about Android 12 have appeared. Also, we have the first screenshots of the OS.
It should be noted right away that these screenshots were obtained from a reliable source, but their authenticity has yet to be confirmed. Considering that the pictures appeared on the eve of the Android 12 Developer Preview release; it is logical to assume that they demonstrate the interface of this particular OS version.
The images clearly show the redesigned user interface, and overall it seems even more similar to the iOS interface. The second point to pay attention to is the security. In Android 12, when running an application, the system will warn you about what resources this application is using. For example, does it have access to a camera, microphone, or GPS. In this case, the user will immediately be able to disable the app’s access to any resources.
Google will launch system-wide color themes with Android 12
This time the information was shared by the 9to5Google website. According to the source, Google is working on Android-native color themes. They will allow you to choose one primary color and one secondary color; which will be reflected in the appearance of the entire system.
The interface elements will be “repaint” in accordance with the chosen theme, including alerts and quick settings. Third-party applications will also support themes as well, bringing the main interface and the application interface to the same style.
This is a major step up from Android 10 and Android 11; where the OS and apps can only switch between dark and light themes. Android smartphone manufacturers themselves often offer different themes; but in Android 12 this will be possible immediately at the system level.