TechGrits

Tech Startups And Entrepreneur News

images (85)
Tech News

Android Q will bring functionality that promises to save you battery

The latest beta of Android Q brings a novelty called “Screen attention”. According to the forum XDA Developers found, this feature found in the code uses the front camera of your device to determine whether or not you are looking at it. The move promises to help with battery saving.

With “Screen attention”, if you are looking at the device, it will not turn off the screen. The opposite will happen if you deviate from this one, since you can disconnect. This is a feature similar to the “Smart Stay” that already exists in the Samsung Galaxy.

android q
Screen will turn off if you move away from the device

This is the kind of functionality that can easily save battery power and improve the experience of using anyone who has Android Q. However, as this seems to need the front camera to work, there are some issues to take into account.

Smartphones with “motorized” cameras get lost

Devices with pop-up cameras (eg OnePlus 7 Pro) or rotating camera (Asus ZenFone 6) will be lost with this feature. Since it needs the main camera to work, the pop-up camera would have to be constantly active.

A smartphone like ZenFone 6 will be an even more biting case with such a feature. The functionality would be totally ruled out if the device was sitting on a desk. Due to its rotating camera system, your battery would only tend to worsen.

asus zenfone 6
Subtitle

These are the devices that are part of the Beta program of Android Q

  • Asus ZenFone 5Z
  • Essential Phone
  • Huawei Kill 20 PRo
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • Nokia 8.1
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Oppo Reno
  • Realm 3 Pro
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • Tecno Spark 3 Pro
  • Vivo X27
  • Live Nex S
  • Live Nex A
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL

If your smartphone is part of the list and you want to try the Android Q Beta, check out all the info through the Android Developers website . Beta 4 has already reached the Google Pixel, and will arrive at devices integrated into the program in a few days. For now, this feature is only part of the internal code, and should arrive in the final version of the next Android.

LEAVE A RESPONSE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shivam Singh
Founder of the TechGrits, has always looked at technology as a piece of knots. From an early age connected to the technological world, this is literally your dream job.