Now you can control your Android phone with facile expressions because the latest Android accessibility feature lets you do this.
Android 12 beta 4 coming with the beta version (12.0.0) of the Android accessibility suit app. The updated Accessibility suit app brings the new feature “Camera Switch” to Switch access – a part of the Android Accessibility Suit app. The new feature, Camera Switch, lets you interact with your phone without touching the screen. Before this feature, switch access allowed users to connect an external device to interact with the phone, e.g. scroll, select, etc. Now, interaction with facial features is also added to switch access.
Camera Switch’s currently supported actions gestures are:
- Open mouth
- Raise eyebrows
- Look right
- Look left
Camera Switch’s currently supported actions are:
- Pause Camera Switch
- Quick settings
- Scroll backward and forwards
- Touch and hold
- Reverse auto-scan
- Toggle auto-scan
When the user activates the Camera Switch feature, it will show a notification icon to show the user that the camera switch is active and being used. This is not an efficient thing because Android 12 already has a default feature to show such icons if any app is using a camera. It can lead to redundancy. These updates are not being rolled out for all users in Google Play Store yet. But, if you want to taste the Camera Switch feature now, side load from here.