Android 11 can finally lift the cumbersome restriction on video recording

2019-12-27 095454

A small but important change.

Every year, mobile photography provides users with even greater opportunities. Manufacturers implement not only sensors with more megapixels, but also develop elements such as zoom, AI support, advanced image processing and night images. What about video recording?

Recent reports indicate that Google can finally endure annoying file size limitation. Yes, by recording a movie with an Android smartphone, the device is able to save the file size maximum 4GB. This means that for high quality materials (e.g. 4K 60 fps), the recording must be divided into parts.

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Android limitation related to the size of a single video file comes from from 2014 when the Nexus 4 debuted on the market with 32 GB of memory. At that time, there was not so much demand for saving video files larger than 4 GB. Most phones did not have enough memory, and SD cards formatted in FAT32 were not able to handle such large files anyway. It has been 5 years, and on the market we have devices that offer up to 1 TB for data, recording in 4K is common, soon 8K will become a standard, so lifting the limit seems to be a natural and necessary treatment.

Approval of the new specification for saving video files on Android will take some time. Everything indicates that the change will be introduced in the next version of the system. Android 11 will probably debut in the Beta version in March 2020 and will eventually hit top smartphones before the end of next year.

Source: XDA