As the likely release of the Android 12 Developer Preview draws closer, the operating system’s upcoming features are starting to leak.
9to5Google recently learned that Pixel phones might get a new face-based option for Auto-Rotate.
According to 9to5, Android 12 will bring an optional face-based version of Auto-Rotate to Pixel phones. Your handset will use the selfie-shooter to check your head’s orientation. This will be especially helpful when you’re lying in bed.
It’s unclear if this feature will launch as a broader Android 12 feature, but 9to5 believes that this will be exclusively for Pixel phones — at least at the beginning.
Currently, when you use an Android device, your display orientation rotates to match your device’s. With Android Pie, there’s a rotate button that appears when your handset is on the side and Auto-Rotate is off. You can press the button to rotate the screen.