With the new version of the Android operating system, Android 12, the quality of videos and photos taken through third-party applications such as Instagram will increase.
Google made a significant change in the camera API with the Android 12 DP3 version it released recently. Thus, with Android 12, the first signals have been given that a restriction suffered by both Android users and application developers will be eliminated.
Applications will be able to use the real power of the camera
Although Android phone manufacturers include good camera features on their devices, third-party applications such as Instagram have limited access to these features. Because Google does not allow anyone other than device manufacturers to access Android’s camera library, third-party applications cannot use software features such as HDR, portrait and night mode that manufacturers add to the cameras.
This situation will end with an update to the Camera2 API to be made on Android 12. Thus, it will be easier for application developers to access the camera and third-party applications will be able to benefit from all the features of the camera. However, device manufacturers also need to support this. If all goes well, it is possible to say that the quality shifts between the photos taken from the Android phones’ own camera application and the photos taken via third party applications such as Instagram will shrink.
Android 12 will be announced at the Google I / O 2021 event, which will be held on May 18. Its final version is expected to be released in September.