Google says Nexus 5X and 6P will not have twist gesture to launch the camera
posted by Michael H. / Oct 15, 2015, 4:10 PM
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.
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Google Nexus 5X OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Well, this sucks. A quick wrist rotation out of the pocket and you're good to go.. Was looking forward to this
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 5:11 PM 0
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It's a Nexus device. If you really want it that bad it won't be a problem.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 6:16 PM 2
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Even if you dont want a custom rom, someone will make an app that can do this (in fact, there's probably already one) Or just make Tasker profile Or just use the built-in double press of the power button to launch the camera, this way is easier and more discreet
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 10:42 PM 0
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I'd rather save battery by not having the accelerometers reading all the time than have this gimmick.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 7:28 PM 1
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It's something that Motorola Phone owners use daily, it's the fastest way to launch the camera app, it's anything but a gimmick.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 7:38 PM 1
Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015
atleast its not as gimmicky as the HRM on s6 and the other lame features. I still remember all those smart feature of samsung like smart scroll ect. atleast moto's feature will come in handy at many situation.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 9:05 PM 1
Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014
Google changed the lockscreen camera shortcut in Android 6.0. Before it was very easy to start it just with sliding from right. But now requires no so natural move. You need to press the camera button at the bottom right corner and then slide to the middle of the screen. Why did you do that, Google ? They like to change some small things and ruin them. So don't expect anything useful to be added to the new Nexus phones
posted on Oct 16, 2015, 5:03 AM 0
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