No ‘double-twist’ feature on Google Nexus 6P and 5X cameras
During the development of the two Nexus devices (Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X), followers of the process as it went step by step and details were dropped here and there in crumbs would have at one time come across a notice that said something about a new feature being added to the camera capabilities of the phones. This feature, which serves as a shortcut would see the device twisted twice to launch the camera.
However, Google itself has announced now that the feature would not be coming with these phones. The reason is because on testing of the feature against another – launching camera by double tapping of power button – the latter was deemed much more fit, applicable and practicable.
Releasing a statement to that effect, Qualcomm itself has stated that “The feature to launch the camera via double-twist of the device was replaced by double tap of the power key. The name Context Core has been changed to Android Sensor Hub.”
This double-twist camera launch feature was supposed to run on the Qualcomm processor, powered by the Qualcomm’s Context Core which has since gone on to be renamed as the Android’s Sensor Hub.
Google, who is yet to release its own statement concerning this development, have confirmed that both styles were tested before one was stuck to.