Android 11 will Limit the Third-Party Camera Apps to Protect Location Data


Google is making a difference in Android 11 that will limit third-party camera apps because of location spying fears. It rose a few days back that the following version of the Android will restrict apps to access the in-built camera and neglect the third-party defaults.

Because of the emerging location spying fears Android will force the limit to third-party camera apps. This is because Android 11 is now more focused on the privacy of the users, especially Google wants to protect the location data which is derived from the camera. Along with this adaptation, users could be able to download and install third-party camera apps directly from their home screen or launcher.
Even though this will not impose a major change, approximately all the camera features would still work in the same manner that the way they used to. Google has given the reason behind this and said that this is for keeping the evildoers away from probably cutting your location. It also shows the line of the camera runs on the iPhone. Prominently, only this year Apple did permit the other third-party app defaults, only for the browser or email apps.

Android 11 will limit the third-party camera apps to Protect Location Data

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To Understand the Change its Good to Know What Will Stay the Same As Earlier

To understand the changes, it would be better enough to know what will stay the same as earlier! You would be able to open-up third-party camera apps by tapping its icon directly from the home screen. Luckily, you would be able to click pictures from the popular in-built camera apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and more. Google affirms, that to launch the camera app as of your desire you would be able to do so by double tap on the power button.

Apps would still be able to launch the camera, but they can’t be able to import pictures or videos in the way they did so. The sole thing that makes a difference is – if apps want to access the camera app, then instead of choosing a camera app of itself, they will opt for your phone’s in-built camera app. Furthermore, Google has upgraded its guidance to developers, and define what this is all about, stating, “the company is concerned about those apps that ask for pictures so they can simply track your location. When you capture a photo, sometimes it is with the GPS coordinates from where you got that photo and an app which doesn’t have a built-in camera could take that by piggyback on a camera app, even in that case as well, when you’ve never permitted the original app for location permission.

Camera FV-5 developer, Flavio Gonzalez, said that “this change surely impact our app and all the available third-party apps, as it will decrease its clarity and adds useless friction for the users that wish to use third-party apps.” On the contrary, Footej Camera co-founder, Stratos Karafotis said that “he doesn’t think so that set limitations to the third-party camera apps is a big deal, plus, users will still be able to use the apps with a little change however not in the same way as they used to.

Now, it is very interesting to see that Android smartphone makers are ready to lend their most fascinating camera abilities out.


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