With regard to Android 11 cutting off support for third-party camera applications, Google has stated that there is no room for negotiation on this matter. It can also be seen from this that the situation is more and more like iOS in tightening the permissions of Android.
In the upcoming official release of Android 11, Google has introduced a major change to the camera API. This time, users will not be able to choose a third-party camera app to take photos or videos, forcing them to rely only on the camera app that comes with the system.
The report pointed out that the core of this change is the Intent system defined by Android. Previously, developers only needed to follow certain conditions and create a request, and they could provide several third-party camera apps recommended by the system in the relevant interface for users to choose.
In Android 11, the three Intent functions will no longer work, namely video capture. After the update, Android 11 will automatically provide pre-installed camera applications to perform these operations, and will no longer provide candidates for third-party apps.
Regarding the banning of third-party camera applications, Google now responds that this is to prevent some people with ulterior motives from collecting user location information, which will lead to the leakage of everyone’s core information and will not be affected by this behavior. Any concessions.
The above explanation is obviously not satisfactory to everyone. Some foreign media directly asked that it would not be better to directly block those corresponding applications with similar behaviors, or to strip the EXIF data directly, and it would make no sense to kill it directly.