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Android 12: New autorotate feature and dedicated gaming mode tipped

The updated autorotate feature might start using your smartphone's front camera to read the angle of your head.

| Updated on: Feb 16 2021, 14:19 IST
Android. (Pixabay)
Android. (Pixabay)

Recently, we saw several leaks and speculations around Android 12, which Google is set to launch later this year. The company also updated its developer feedback app, indicating that the first beta preview of Android 12 will arrive later this month or probably next month. Now, adding to the list of leaks, a new report from XDA Developers indicates that the upcoming mobile operating system can add smarter autorotation, dedicated gaming mode and reduce bright colors.

Starting with the smart autorotate, the report states that this feature can possibly solve the issue of the auto rotation feature when it doesn't work properly on smartphones. As mentioned by 9to5Google in a separate report, this may use your phone's front facing camera to detect the position of your head before changing the screen orientation. It's worth adding that right now, the Android autorotation feature relies on the handsets gyroscope and accelerometer.

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As for the gaming mode, it has been mentioned that Google is working on a new ‘game manager service' in Android 12. It should be different from the existing ‘game manager client' that is a part of Google Play services and is used to manage Google Cast gaming sessions. As per the report, the servers might be able to manage the game mode and persist the data across reboots. Although details are scarce at the moment, it is speculated that the feature will be an API for games to trigger a basic gaming mode on devices. This can let you manage some basic settings like auto brightness, auto rotation, and do not disturb mode and more.

Google might also merge a new Bluetooth API that will possibly let the handset detect the battery level of connected Bluetooth controllers. For any users, this will be helpful as it will inform you when the connected controller is about to die.

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Lastly, the firm is said to develop a new feature called ‘Reduce Brightness'. It is supposed to be an accessibility feature for those with visual impairments. Although not much can be said about the interface and how it will work, the report adds that it will be a part of the default quick settings tiles In Android 12.

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First Published Date: 16 Feb, 14:19 IST