Android 11 to remove a restriction on Video Recording

It hasn’t even been so long that Android 10 has settled into the Smartphone world that the new year, new decade has brought along gossips and rumors about the upcoming Android OS – Android 11.

While major improvement of the yet-to-come latest Google Android OS would be Camera enhancements of which larger sensor size, latest Artificial Intelligence tricks for photography, improved image quality and so on are being talked about there have also been rumors about the Video recording.

In compliance with the AOSP gerrity via XDA developers, Google is updating the media classes of Android so as to “use (a) 64bit offset in mpeg4writer” which will allow the mobile platform “to compose/mux files more than 4GB in size.”

This implies that, unlike now when you cannot create a video of more than 4 GB, you will be let to create videos exceeding the current limit of 4 GB. Your video will not be fragmented into pieces even if its exceeds the said limit. Certainly this feature will be seen in Android 11.

If your create videos on your Android device now, you will see that once you cross the limit of 4GB, the video that you made will be fragmented into files. So what you thought to be one large video would get separated into number of files. This would certainly be inconvenient.

The restriction of 4GB on video recording was first put forth by Google when Nexus 5 came with an internal storage of 32GB. Now it seems like Google has realised how time and storage capacity of devices has changed which are exceeding the video recording limits to 1TB.

Also, the upcoming phones like the Samsung Galaxy S11 series and other such devices that will be flagships of 2020 and the beginning of a new decade will probably come with a 8K resolution. Thus shooting videos in 8K and compromising the file into bits and pieces would not be a great thing to do.

Thus with increasing resolution, the increasing capacity of a file storage is mandatory. Hopefully, Google has got a solution to that in the upcoming Android 11.

As of now we do not have much revelations about Android 11 but considering the pathway of Android 10 it wouldn’t be unfair to expect Android 11 Beta by Google somewhere around March 2020.

But for now, we have to stick with the restrictions put on Video recording or else shoot in lower resolution, say 1080p than 4K so as to keep our recorded video in one file.

Stay tuned to know more about this!

Happy Androiding:-)

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