Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Explanation of Nexus 5X Upside Down Pictures

XDA Developers, Engadget, Reddit: It appears that Google Nexus 5X image sensor does not have an easy way to control its scan direction. Tech lead for Android's camera framework, Eino-Ville Talvala, explains why some third-party camera applications show an upside down image: "Because of manufacturing reasons, we needed to mount the Nexus 5X main sensor in the less-common (reverse landscape) orientation - the wires from the sensor chip wouldn't have fit otherwise.

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."

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