We rely on several third-party apps so as to make use of some of the features which aren’t available on our devices. In fact, in some cases, we have to root devices as well to take advantage of some advanced features. Some manufacturers use their custom OS to provide some interesting features which aren’t baked inside the stock or nearly stock Android, so they turn out helpful. Well, if Google decides to bring some attributes via its operating system that would be the best decision. Google does bring new fancier things via its Android operating system whenever it thinks it’s desirable to have them onboard but it snatches them as well.
As observed by the folks over at XDA Developers, Google has added two new APIs in Android Q and also removed a few that the developers couldn’t target. The new APIs that have been added to the platform are AudioPlaybackCapture and Thermal APIs.
The first has been added to allow users to record audio from other apps. The facility will allow streaming apps like Twitch or YouTube Gaming to capture the audio being played by games. It’s imperative that Google will impose strict restrictions while allowing the same. With the help of this new addition, users will not only be able to capture videos of their screen but also record audio from other apps. The mobile world is turning its one side at the gaming and Google knows what gamers demand the most. Currently, the MediaProjection API doesn’t allow third-party apps to record the internal audio output in other apps, so the users have to use third-party screen recorders. Some manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei offer the facility to record audio alongside the screen recording but this new feature is only coming now to Android via the latest version.
14/05/2019 05:12 AM