Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

A faster, easier way to zoom is on the way for Android users

The next version of the Android operating system, Android 15, seems to be full of innovations that will make users' lives easier. New features discovered by well-known sources such as Android Authority's Mishaal Rahman reveal the advancements in mobile technology with this update.

One of these innovations is the “two-finger double-tap” screen zoom shortcut. This appears as a fourth screen zoom method included in the Android 15 Beta 1.2 update. This feature, which allows users to quickly zoom in on a certain part of the screen, may seem simple, but it offers great ease of use.

Improved accessibility with Android 15

Current zoom shortcuts have some difficulties in using them. For example, it is necessary to press and hold a button on the screen for a long time; This method only zooms in on the center as the finger covers the screen. As a second method, you need to press and hold both volume buttons, which takes time for it to activate. The third method, perhaps the best one, is to triple-tap the phone screen; This allows zooming in on a specific area, but this process can slow down the device.

The new double-tap method comes with no warnings about performance degradation, meaning zooming is almost instantaneous. This way, users can control where the software focuses and zoom where they want without experiencing any slowdown.

While Rahman and his team were testing this feature, they noticed a lag when zooming. This could be attributed to the fact that the update has not been completed yet, but this slowdown may be part of the tool and an unavoidable aspect of the software.

Double-tap, one of the new accessibility features coming with Android 15, may take some time before a more stable version is widely available. As far as we know, this feature is not currently working; Rahman and his team were able to see this update by manually changing the option.

Android 15 is working on several new features, such as the ability to hide “unused notification channels,” which could help people manage alerts. It also comes with the feature to enable forced dark mode for apps that don't normally support it. These innovations show that the Android operating system continues its evolution as a user-friendly and accessibility-enhancing platform.

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