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Android 12 could rotate the screen according to your face

The possible new functions of Android 12 are constantly being revealed with the deployment of the Developer Preview. Latest: a face detection function that would automatically rotate the smartphone screen according to your position.

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A smartphone that looks at you and adapts. We already knew this for unlocking the device with more or less success in terms of facial recognition. It could now also adapt the orientation of the screen under your eyes.

In any case, this is what the site thinks it knows 9to5Google which reports that the deployment of the Developer Preview of Android 12 embeds an interesting new feature: the screen rotation based on the orientation of your face.

Know how you look

Currently, it is enough to switch the phone to switch from portrait to landscape mode or vice versa. But in some situations, it sometimes has trouble tracking your movements and may tip over on its own to the vertical while you are still holding it horizontal.

Only you made a movement which misled the gyroscope and the smartphone misunderstood. Since Android 9 Pie, a button allows you to rotate the display manually if you have disabled automatic rotation.

Android 12 could give the Google Pixels a little “more” at this level. Some developers have noticed, by dissecting the beta of Android 12 that an option would allow the screen to automatically rotate according to the orientation of your face. The front camera would then become a radar capable of understanding which way your head is facing.

A feature that could become widespread

According to 9to5Google, it could be a simplified version of face shape recognition options found in Google Duo or Snapchat, for example.

If the automatic rotation function by face detection seems to be linked to the Google Pixels, Android 12 could then generalize it to all compatible smartphones.

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