Google says Nexus 5X and 6P will not have twist gesture to launch the camera

Google says Nexus 5X and 6P will not have twist gesture to launch the camera
Yesterday, an early review of the Nexus 6P came out of India and showed options on the settings menu for two quick ways to get straight to the camera -- double-tapping the power button or double-twisting the phone -- but it looks like that's only half true, and users will only be getting one of those options when the devices officially release around the world.

First, users started to notice that Qualcomm had updated a blog post about the devices to redact the portion mentioning the option to twist the phone to launch the camera, and instead added that the quick launch option of double-tapping the power button had been implemented as a replacement to the twist method. Google confirmed that while both options had been tested, the power button method had won out in the end. 

Presumably, Google didn't want to have two different quick launch methods, which could be confusing. There was no explanation as to why there was confusion in talking about the features, though perhaps it was a very late change, and the software that was shown in India will be old compared to what will be released elsewhere. 

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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