App developers can now work with the third beta of Android P and what is going to change how future handsets are built is the new camera and photo software.
Hmm…is there a number of cameras on a phone that can be called „too many”? Android device makers are going to answer this question in a few years. What is knows is that the Android P support for multiple cameras will be a great opportunity for developers.
Cameras is what every company is trying to improve. Google has put a lot of work into improving software support for device cameras into Android P to ensure that Android keeps up with the latest iPhones.
Multi-camera API allows phone photographers to zoom seamlessly, have bokeh and stereo vision using multiple cameras either on the front or back of a device. This is not new though, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 or Note 8, or LG’s G7 ThinQ already have it. API also lets the phone screen be used as a flash and support for USB and UVC connected camera devices if you do not want to use the inbuilt phone hardware.
The photo was taken so let’s see what it is to be done. You can edit, add effects and, of course, stabilize the image much easier within apps all at the same time while still recording.
Android P beta does not stop to surprise with its other features:indoor positioning, using Wi-Fi to pinpoint the user’s location so apps can serve up super-localised features, pin the orientation of their screen, rather than have it rotate when it thinks they are making a deliberate motion to do so and magnifier when selecting text, which applies in any app that cares to enable it (already implemented by Apple).
The final version will start to be rolled out to compatible handsets starting from August. If you cannot wait to try it out, you can download Beta 3 right now, but only on certain devices.