If we look at the evolution of mobile telephony over the past three decades, we will not only see the jump from phones to smartphones, but also the net increase in screen size.
In Europe, for example, we generally use cell phones between 6 and 7 inches, regardless of the price range of the model in question. We’ve gotten used to watching videos, making video calls, or reading. Small mobiles are not entirely convincing.
This is why it is more and more difficult to use the mobile without using both hands, which is why manufacturers are adding one-handed mode in their diapers. Yes, because Android doesn’t have it as standard, although that could change.
One-handed mode could come to Android 12
As XDA Developers found out, Android would run in one-handed mode for Android 12, the version that will be stably released in a few months.
In this way, with a gesture, we could activate the reduction of the screen size thanks to the software, leaving a black band on one side and in the upper area, to have an area of use of about 4 or 5 inches, something it is possible with one hand.
According to the current code of Android 12, we could activate the function in the settings, by:
- Settings> System> Gestures> One hand
It is important to point out that this function may not reach the final version since we currently do not have an Android 12 beta as the system is in a very early phase. And even if it was seen in the beta versions, the option could be eliminated in the final version, although this is something that most brands already have and that Google would do well to implement at the heart of the system.
It is also not known whether this feature would be mandatory for manufacturers. Not all features of newer versions of Android are mandatory, as can be seen in Android 11 and in the absence of the home automation menu in the power menu of brands such as Samsung and Xiaomi.
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