Android 9, taking the moniker ‘Pie,’ only adds a few photography features but they’re notable. With Pie, app developers will now be able to access streams from multiple physical cameras simultaneously. HEIF support is also introduced – a compressed image format that saves more space than JPEG and is now in regular use by Apple in its iOS devices.
App developers will now be able to access streams from multiple physical cameras simultaneously
Other additions in Pie include support for external USB/UVC cameras and adaptive display brightness to learn your preferred brightness settings in various lighting situations and automatically enable them. HDR VP9 Profile 2 is also added for HDR video viewing on YouTube and Google Play Movies.
Android Pie will start rolling out to Pixel phones today. Beta participants can expect the update by the end of this fall, and Google says it will work with other partners to roll out the update this year.