OPPO opens phone camera to developers

OPPO to support Google’s CameraX, the new Android Jetpack support library for camera app development

At GDD China 2019, OPPO demonstrated the new capabilities live on its Reno 10X Zoom handsets.
At GDD China 2019, OPPO demonstrated the new capabilities live on its Reno 10X Zoom handsets.

OPPO will be among the latest batch of smartphone companies to support Google’s CameraX, the new Android Jetpack support library for camera app development.

Debuted during a keynote at Google Developer Days China 2019 (GDD China 2019) in Shanghai, the capabilities powered by OPPO’s imaging technology and CameraX were demonstrated through a Reno 10x Zoom handset. At the event, OPPO and Google also announced the full line-up of OPPO smartphones that will support the new platform. 

Google’s CameraX, an Android technology which enables developers to leverage the camera experiences and features from a device’s native camera app, will be supported by a range of OPPO devices, including OPPO Reno 10x Zoom and the latest OPPO Reno2. Through the integration of CameraX on OPPO smartphones, developers can now tap into OPPO’s imaging technologies by applying as little as two lines of code. Without the need for device-specific code, devices supporting CameraX will also enable developers to use OPPO’s HDR and Beauty capabilities to improve their app experiences.

“OPPO is always committed to creating better user experiences with innovative products for our global users. 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,” said Ethan Xue, president of OPPO MEA. “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.”

As an early adopter of CameraX, OPPO has opened its imaging technologies to developers, allowing them to tailor their app experiences for OPPO users. At GDD China 2019, OPPO demonstrated the new capabilities live on its Reno 10X Zoom handsets and invited visitors to the OPPO booth to test the smartphones with and without CameraX through CameraX Basic.

By opening its camera capabilities through CameraX, OPPO aims to enable more third-party developers to leverage its camera technology to create more diverse applications and enhance users’ photography experience.

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