OxygenOS 12 blocks access to auxiliary cameras in third-party camera applications
OnePlus has recently released the OxygenOS 12 stable update based on Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones. Although this version has been introduced as a sustainable update, there are many bugs in it; As a result, OnePlus has been forced to discontinue the release of this update. Around the same time, interesting details about this version of the OnePlus proprietary user interface became available, which we will mention later.
According to Gizmocchina, the AndroidPlus website reports that OxygenOS 12 on both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro blocks access to auxiliary cameras in third-party camera applications. Auxiliary cameras are additional cameras that are built into the main camera of the device and offer more flexibility in photography and video recording. This means that users of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, who have upgraded their operating system to OxygenOS 12, will not be able to use the wide-angle and telephoto cameras of the two devices in third-party camera applications.
This limitation is part of the user interface called ColorOS. Since the OnePlus 9 series is currently running basically Epo’s new operating system called OxygenOS, it also offers all the features of ColorOS. Ported versions of Google’s camera that help users click pixel images can now only access the main camera of the current OnePlus flagships. Also, older devices of this brand that will receive the OxygenOS 12 update will face this limitation.
In short, as long as Oppo or OnePlus do not make changes to the integrated ColorOS and OxygenOS code base, all devices running these two UIs will continue to face this limitation. As mentioned earlier, this problem applies to all third-party camera applications and ported versions of the Google Camera application.