Android 12 beta 3 is out – adds long image screenshot to native Android for the first time


Today, Google officially released the Android 12 Beta 3 update which includes many improvements, and performance updates. The most interesting feature in this beta is the addition of “long image screenshot” to Google’s native Android. While other Android skins like MIUI have had this feature for years, this is its first appearance on native Android. With the rapid development of Chinese Android skins, the long image screenshot feature is already available for most Android smartphones. In fact, it has become a standard for most manufacturers.

Android 12 beta 3

This feature comes in handy when you want a screenshot to capture an image that is longer than the screen. In many Android skins, after taking the screenshot, you just have to click on “scroll”. The image will keep scrolling and adding more details to the screenshot. When you need it to stop, click on “stop”. However, the Android 12 long image screenshot works more like Samsung’s solution.

In Android 12 beta 3, when a user takes a screenshot and wants more information on the screenshot to make it a long screenshot, the user will have to click on the “Take More” button. After adding all the content, you can click to expand the screenshot. This expansion will make the entire long screenshot display on the screen. You can then zoom, crop, and adjust the content if need be.

In addition, in Beta 3, the front camera can determine the user’s posture to determine whether to perform automatic rotation. It helps users to get a better experience when lying on a sofa or bed. According to Google, this feature is only available in Private Compute Core (privacy protection sandbox). There will be no storage of user data from this feature.

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It is worth mentioning that this update also adds API 31 SDK in advance for developers. This update will further improve the efficiency and security of the App’s underlying ports.

This beta 3 also adds a “Play from Below” function. This feature is suitable for Android 12 devices, effectively reducing the waiting time when downloading large games. According to reports, Google’s “Play from Below” function is a brand new feature on Google Play. After downloading a game on Google Play, users only need to wait a few seconds to enter the game interface. With the “Play from Below” feature, users enter the game interface while the game package download is still active in the background. This means that users do not have to download the full package before having a view of the game.

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