Android 12 Face-Based Autorotation Feature Adjusts Screen, Even When Doomscrolling--A Perfect Phone Function For Night Owls!

Good news, night owls!

Android 12 is currently making a huge noise after it released its second public beta version. And now, Android smartphone users will surely get excited as Google is rumored to be working on a new feature for the upcoming Android 12 Public Beta 3 version.

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This new functionality is called Face-Based Autorotation. Based on its name, it could adjust your smartphone screen to any position you are currently in. The new Android 12 feature is quite great for those who are spending their night doomscrolling.

Google’s new software capability uses your device’s front-facing camera and face detection to know the orientation you are holding your smartphone. As of the moment, almost all smartphone systems are still depending on the accelerometer.

“This is especially helpful for people who are using their devices while lying down on a couch or in bed,” said Google Android’s Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke.

Android 12’s Upcoming Face-Based Autorotation Feature

According to Android Police‘s latest report, the new Android 12 Face-Based Autorotation feature will only arrive on Google Pixel 4 and other newer Pixel models. Google hasn’t confirmed the release date for Samsung and other Android smartphone brands.

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On the other hand, Google also reassured users that the new feature will not compromise their data privacy.

“Enable Face Detection. By default, your Pixel isn’t automatically recording from the front-facing camera as soon as you install Android 12. Furthermore, even if you do enable the feature, all processing for it happens on-device – you aren’t sending a stream of selfies to Sundar’s servers, it’s all happening locally,” explained the tech giant creator.

On the other hand, Google also confirmed that the new Android 12 Face-Based Autorotation function relies on its Private Computer Core, a special operating system secured area that prevents the device from storing images and other sensitive files.

Other Details of Face-Based Autorotation Feature

The Verge reported that the new Android 12 feature will reduce auto-rotate latency by 25%. This is a great enhancement since some smartphone owners claimed Android’s auto-rotation feature doesn’t work smoothly.

They also said that this functionality is not that accurate when it comes to adjusting their phone screen’s orientation. What Google is bragging about its new Android 12 capability is its accuracy.

For more news updates about Android 12 and other smartphone systems, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

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