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Check Out This Video Calling feature Coming to Android

Androids' “DeviceAsWebcam” feature is coming soon.

By Inspiring YouTuber and GamerPublished about a year ago 3 min read
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Ever since I saw Apple’s feature for their iPhone in which you can seamlessly use your iPhone as a webcam for your laptop, I have been eagerly waiting for a similar feature for Android phones.

This iPhone feature is called the Continuity Camera, which allows users to:

"Use the powerful camera system of your iPhone to do things never before possible with a webcam, including Centre Stage, Portrait mode, Studio Light, and Desk View."

But now it seems a feature just like this is finally coming for Android users.

In this post, I’ll be talking about Android's upcoming “DeviceAsWebcam” feature and what it entails.

About DeviceAsWebcam

Integrating the “DeviceAsWebcam” service in Android 14 is a significant step forward for smartphone users who need to participate in video calls.

The webcam on most laptops is of low quality, with 720p being the standard resolution. This is in sharp contrast to smartphone cameras, which have received significant investment from smartphone manufacturers.

For instance, the 48MP camera on the iPhone 14 Pro is a significant improvement over the webcam on a laptop, even the M1 MacBook Pro, considered a high-end device.

The integration of the “DeviceAsWebcam” service in Android 14 will allow Android users to use their phones instead of the low-quality webcam on their laptops. With high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, users will now be able to take advantage of the powerful camera technology on their devices to look better in video calls.

Using your phone as a webcam is as simple as selecting it as the camera in your video call and placing it in a position that won’t make your face look distorted. There are dedicated mounts available from companies like Belkin that allow you to securely attach your phone to your laptop or desktop display.

The release date for Android 14 is not yet confirmed, but based on previous releases, it is expected to be launched in August 2023, with beta releases in the spring. The “DeviceAsWebcam” service will likely receive more attention as the launch date approaches.

Final Words

The integration of the “DeviceAsWebcam” service in Android 14 is an exciting development for anyone who wants to look better in video calls.

By using the high-quality camera on their phone instead of the low-quality webcam on their laptop, users can ensure that they look their best during video calls, even when working from home.

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Inspiring YouTuber and Gamer

I specialise in Media, Design, and Filmmaking. I support Illumination Integrated Publications on Medium as an editor and YouTube coordinator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9DhuGQYbpI& I also own two publications for Gaming and Podcasts.

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