Android 12 might finally solve one of the most annoying smartphone problems Google PIxel 4a 5G

While smartphones are incredibly – well, smart – there are still some annoyances you have to get used to, and one of them is the sporadic nature of auto-rotation. This feature is supposed to rotate the screen when the phone is turned so it’s always the right way up, but it’s often rather temperamental, so it’s excellent news that Android 12 could bring a fix.

According to 9to5Google, Android 12 will make auto-rotation factor in not the orientation of your smartphone, but its orientation in relation to your face, using the front-face camera. So the phone screen will always be the right way up for you, whether you’re lying down or standing on your head.