Recently several Google Nexus 5X users pointed out that some of the pictures on their devices are appearing upside down. Well, Google has not only acknowledged the issue but also come up with a solution for this. Also Read - The end of the road for Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P; receives what could be last updateAlso Read - Google releases November security patch for Pixel, Nexus and Essential devices
Eino-Ville Talvala, the tech lead for Android’s camera framework explained on Reddit that the images were appearing upside down due to manufacturing reasons. He further explained that the engineers needed to mount the main sensor in the reverse landscape orientations. Also Read - Google Pixel, Nexus smartphones updated with September 2018 Android Security patch
Unfortunately, our old camera API (which is deprecated, but most apps still use it) isn’t terribly user-friendly, and requires application developers to explicitly set the preview rotation. On most devices, though, it turns out the default rotation is correct for a forced-landscape app, so many apps never call the display orientation method, he said.
Elaborating the solution to the issue, Talvala added that image app developers needed to update their software that is compatible with Google s latest imaging APIs.
…please let the developers know about this – Android’s developer relations folks are trying to reach out to apps as we find them, and LG is also helping out, but it might take a bit before everyone’s up to speed on this issue, he further said.
While announcing the new Nexus devices, Google had talked about big upgrades in camera algorithms that allow good quality images across light conditions. The 12.3-megapixel camera on the Nexus 5X features 1.55 m pixels for capturing more light, f2.0 aperture and 4K video. It has 5-megapixel front camera.