Smartphone cameras evolve more and more each year, with devices like the Motorola Edge Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra equipped with 108MP sensors, being even capable of recording in 6K and 8K, respectively.
Despite the robust specifications, Android devices in general have a serious limitation: each video cannot exceed 4GB, with the system automatically separating recordings into multiple files.
Now, with the arrival of Android 11, Google finally allows the production of larger files, now limited only by the storage of each smartphone. The Android Police website noted that when making video recordings with Open Camera running the system beta released this week, continuous files over 4GB were still being saved.
The bad news, however, is that each application must integrate the new API that breaks the limit, including even the Google Camera, which currently follows the old standard. Still, the news is very welcome, and we should see a much larger number of compatible apps until the official launch of Android 11.
The new version of the mobile operating system promises to bring a number of new features, including temporary permissions, more refined notification system, more robust media and smart device controls, voice access and keyboard-filled autofill, similar to the one made available in Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary. The beta is available for the Pixel family, but is confirmed to arrive on more devices, including brands like OnePlus and Xiaomi.