Android 13 will allow you to adjust the intensity of the flashlight. Like iOS, the operating system should let the user increase or decrease the power of the LED flash light according to their needs.
Android 13 continues to unfold, months ahead of rollout. True to form, Google has deployed the first beta for developers of Android 13 at the beginning of February. This first test version confirms the return of dessert names. The update is indeed titled “Tiramisu” in reference to the Italian dessert.
While digging through the update’s code, Esper blog expert Mishaal Rahman unearthed a new feature coming with Android 13. According to clues found in the firmware, Google will finally enable adjust flashlight brightness intensity on an Android phone.
Android 13 will allow you to control your smartphone’s flashlight
This option, present on iOS for several generations, allows you to reduce or increase the intensity of the flashlight through the interface. As a reminder, all smartphones offer a “torchlight” or “flashlight” function. The option uses the camera’s LED flash to emit a light beam. This is a function that is widely used on a daily basis.
Mishaal Rahman says he found two new programming interfaces (API) in the code of Android 13. The title of these APIs suggests that Google will finally allow Android users to adjust the light intensity. There is indeed an API called getTorchStrengthLevel (“increases the intensity level of the torch”) and an API called turnOnTorchWithStrengthLevel (“turns on the torch with a predefined intensity”). memory the previously established settings.
“Not all devices running Android 13 will support flashlight brightness control”, warns Mishaal Rahman. He believes that this new setting will require an update to the interface that allows the camera to communicate with the operating system.
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For the time being, the latest versions of this interface have not yet integrated the novelty. According to Rahman, it is possible that the option is first reserved for smartphones in the Google Pixel range. We tell you more about Android 13 as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, do not hesitate to give your opinion in the comments below.