UVC usb camera support in fairphone?

Hi, i am seeking android phone which would support external UVC usb camera in a same way than the it is supporting the internal ones over Android Camera 2 API. Ie. you could just plug the usb-c webcam and it would be visible in the default camera app or OpenCamera without need to install any specific app for UVC cameras.

I think that it is possible to do with the rooted phone and with custom ROM’s so Fairphone 4 seems to be a good option for that. However, I would like to know if this would work out-of-the box without any customization?

Just tried a small craptacular made-in-china cam that used to work with my android 7 device. on FP4 no stock camera nor OpenCamera detect it there. I have not yet rooted my phone.

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If AvE from youtube says this way, so will I. What does it mean? $generic_chinese_crap_brand_name I hope that helps. Most people would just get the message. Stop looking for racism where is none. Get over it.

But to entertain you specifically:

[842300.889199] usb 4-2: new high-speed USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd
[842301.075130] usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1908, idProduct=2311, bcdDevice= 1.00
[842301.075141] usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[842301.075144] usb 4-2: Product: USB2.0 PC CAMERA
[842301.075146] usb 4-2: Manufacturer: Generic
[842301.130630] usb 4-2: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 PC CAMERA (1908:2311)
[842301.136099] input: USB2.0 PC CAMERA: USB2.0 PC CAM as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:06:00.3/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/input/input61

Thank you for testing this! It was useful to hear that camera which used to work with earlier versions of android didn’t work.

Btw, think that following cameras are used as test devices for Androids External USB Cameras HAL if somebody wants to do testing with devices with “most formal support”.

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
  • Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

https://source.android.com/compatibility/cts/camera-hal

I just plugged in my C920, as it happens I have it - through c-hub that works with my FP4 and monitor/usb mouse/kbd - no luck on camera with stock app nor OpenCamera. Still unrooted, as I wait for official images in case I screw it up :wink:

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