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Nexus 5X and 6P will support ‘double twist’ wrist gesture and double tap power button to launch camera

Nexus 5X vs 6P
When they finally arrive in Australia, the Nexus 5X and 6P will be hot properties, as reference devices for the latest build of Android they’re tailor made for the best experience. One part of that feature appears to be a couple of new gestures to launch the camera.

At the recent launch of the Nexus 5X and 6P in India, local tech press got hands on with the phones and delved into the settings and took a large number of hands-on videos showing off the features. The tidbit that’s piqued everyones interest today is under the settings menu for Display, which shows two new ways to quickly launch the camera, including a ‘Double Twist’ to launch wrist flick that Motorola owners will be familiar with, as well as the option to double tap the power button.

Nexus 6P - Settings

As pointed out by 9to5Google, the feature was actually announced by Qualcomm earlier this month when they spoke about the new Nexus phones and their Qualcomm processors, specifically saying:

With Context Core, both the Nexus 5X and 6P cameras can launch with two twists of the user’s wrist and display notifications with a nudge.

The full video from Gadget Diary is below for your viewing pleasure:

Source: GadgetDiary.
Via: 9to5Google.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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3 Comments on "Nexus 5X and 6P will support ‘double twist’ wrist gesture and double tap power button to launch camera"

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Valued Guest

The wrist twist won’t launch the camera. The people who received their Nexus devices early in India received an update which has disabled the feature.

Valued Guest

pinching all the moto innovations…


Good stuff. I hope it works when the screen is off. It’s a feature I use often.

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