Android 12 beta has the function of controlling the phone by face


Android logo is seen displayed on a phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Tehatta, West Bengal, India on April 27, 2021. Google has announced the latest iteration of Android, Android 12. Two preview versions of Android 12 have already been released with a third one likely to be launched soon. Android 12 update will also increase the efficiency in video and image compression which helps in saving data. (Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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In order to facilitate users with more different needs, the Android system has also added many accessibility features, one of which is added to the Android 12 beta is a new feature “Camera Switches” belonging to the Android Accessibility Suite. After activating this function, the user can pose different facial expressions to the phone, allowing the system to make various corresponding actions. For example, you can set “smile” or “raise eyebrows” to open the notification panel or quick setting page, or even open your mouth to scroll the page.

It was found that related functions XDA Developers What this means is that the user will be able to set six facial movements as the control of the mobile phone, and at the same time can adjust the sensitivity, and will not be often misjudged and accidentally activated.

“Camera Switches” are developed through the Switch Access function of the Android Accessibility Suite, which is the same as other external replacement operations, such as keyboards, USB / Bluetooth devices, etc., but this time it is replaced with facial expressions to trigger actions. I hope this function can help people with disabilities whose hands are not very convenient to operate the smartphones that are essential for daily life through the still lively face.