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More features missing from the Moto X Play: gyroscope and ‘chop twice for flashlight’ gesture

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More features missing from the Moto X Play: gyroscope and ‘chop twice for flashlight’ gesture


When Motorola introduced that their upper-than-mid-vary-however-now not-slightly-top-finish Moto X Play may release with a beefy 3,650mAh battery, lots of you have been prepared to sacrifice most sensible tier specifications for a bit extra juice from your Android. The drawback? Aside from the telephone being Verizon Wireless unique (now not so dangerous for those who’re on Big Red), it kind of feels you’ll additionally need to sacrifice on a function distinctive to Motorola units: “chop twice for flashlight.”

Chop Twice for flashlight

You would possibly keep in mind that in the Android 5.1 update, Motorola added the ability to make a double-chop motion on some of their devices in an effort to temporarily turn on the flashlight. It used to be a pleasant little shortcut, however person who got here in to hand while you had to turn on the LED gentle in a rush. So, why is Motorola leaving it out? It will have one thing to do with the absence of a gyroscope on the Moto X Play, with Motorola telling one user on Twitter that they couldn’t get the function to paintings reliably sufficient to incorporate it at release (despite the fact that they didn’t rule out the function being brought in a long run update).

The craziest phase is that Motorola used to be in a position to incorporate the double-chop function on the Motorola Moto G 2015 although that telephone too doesn’t come supplied with a gyroscope. If they discovered a solution to make it paintings on their mid-vary providing, why now not on their upper-than-mid-vary-however-now not-somewhat-top-finish telephone too?


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