The new Android 12, expected later this year, will have a handy option to operate your smartphone more easily with one hand. This is how it will work.
Read on after the announcement.
Android 12 gets the mode with one hand
Since almost all Android phones nowadays have a screen around 6.5 inch, it is very difficult to operate it properly with one hand. Android 12, which is the major update of Android this year, should change that with the introduction of “one-handed mode”. This generically generated website reports 9to5Google
Many manufacturers have already included this feature in their Android software, but it is still missing from the standard version of Android. The feature works quite simply: you swipe up diagonally from the corner of the screen and the mode is activated with one hand. The screen of your Android phone will then be “zoomed in” and moved down, so that you can access it more easily with your thumb.
Tap the area outside the window to turn the feature off. It is also possible to set a timer that automatically turns off the mode with one hand after a certain time. Android 12 also closes functions when switching between applications or opening the keyboard. After all, it’s hard to write on a smaller screen.
More about Android 12
The latest Android version is rumored to be internally codenamed “Snow Cone” by Google, but it will be released as Android 12. Recently First screenshots of Android 12This indicates, for example, a new design. Additionally, Google appears to be working on new privacy options and better user interface elements for the successor to Android 11.
The latest update to Android 12 will take some time, as Google often doesn’t release a major software update until August or September. We expect a first developer release soon, and regular users will also be able to download a trial version within a month.
Until then, we will of course keep you abreast of all the news about Android 12. So stay tuned on our website, check de Android Planet-app Or subscribe to our daily / weekly newsletter.