With the introduction of the new Android 13, Google will once again bring many innovations to the operating system, some of which can already be seen in the first two developer previews. An interesting new feature has now been discovered, which may remain exclusive to Pixel for the time being: 3D wallpapers with an interactive cinematic effect.
Many users of google photos You must be familiar with the ‘Cinematic Effect’, which can turn normal photos into 3D animation and give them much more depth. You can see it in the attached example below. Until now, such an effect has only been available on the photo platform, but with Android 13 it could also come with the operating system and ensure that static background images become interactive with this elegant effect.
Clear indications of this effect were discovered in Android 13 sources, but it has not yet been activated and appears to be offered exclusively for Pixel smartphones. The description shows that the effect should not be executed as a video, like Google Photos, but instead reacts to the movement of the smartphone. Depending on the direction or attitude, there may be different points of view.
Fans of live wallpapers have known something like this for many years, but rather with themes and effects out of the box. If Android algorithms can parse images as well as Google Photos algorithms, then there could be wallpapers worth checking out in the future. Provided, of course, that a suitable reason has been chosen.