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OPPO shows off new CameraX capabilities at Google developer show

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Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has announced that it will be supporting CameraX, the new Android Jetpack support library for camera app development unveiled by Google at Developer Days China (GDD 2019) on Wednesday.

CameraX allows developers to leverage the features on a device's native camera app and add functionality. OPPO plans to offer support on a number of its devices, including the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom and any future Reno devices.

A statement from the company said once CameraX was integrated on OPPO smartphones, developers could use the imaging technologies by adding minimal amounts of code.

There would be no need for device-specific code as the app experience on devices that supported CameraX could be improved by developers using OPPO's HDR and Beauty capabilities.

“OPPO is always committed to creating better user experiences with innovative products for our global users," said OPPO Australia managing director Michael Tran (right).

michael tran"We are glad to partner with Google’s CameraX to empower developers, build a healthy and open ecosystem and explore more solutions in imaging technologies.

“We look forward to continuing to drive the development of the most innovative apps in the era of intelligent connectivity and create a better life for our users around the world.”

At the GDD 19, attendees were able to test smartphones, with and without CameraX, at OPPO's booth, and able to see the change in photo quality.

OPPO uses a customised version of Android, known as ColorOS, on its smartphones. It is one of two manufacturers to have released a 5G-capable smartphone, the other being Samsung.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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