Droid’s Camera Issues Resolved! (For Now)


droid_360_02You know all those Droid reviews that heaped glowing praise on everything except the camera? All those reports of issues with getting it to focus?

Many sources are reporting that Droid owners awoke to cameras that suddenly worked perfectly today.  Was it a silent patch? Did the lens just need a cleaning?

Nope. Google’s Dan Morrill explained that the camera issues have been pinned down to a date-related bug:

There’s a rounding-error bug in the camera driver’s autofocus routine (which uses a timestamp) that causes autofocus to behave poorly on a 24.5-day cycle. That is, it’ll work for 24.5 days, then have poor performance for 24.5 days, then work again.

The 17th is the start of a new “works correctly” cycle, so the devices will be fine for a while. A permanent fix is in the works.

So, Droid owners, enjoy your cameras while you can, and hopefully you’ll see the issue permanently resolved soon.


    • I know there's a bug. I own the phone and have been dealing with the camera issues from day one.

      However, when I set the date back on my Droid, it still focuses. Going back in time doesn't recreate the original problem.

  1. mines still bad. so i was trying to film skating today and it was blurry but if you put it up to something like your hand it was super hd but then far things looked terrible so i turned off and turned it back on and it was good for a while but then later on in the night like actually 50 mins. ago i checked it and it sucked … why?!

  2. mine is still bad as well, for a few months now. doesnt focus at all and red bars around the screen when taking a picture. anyone have any answers! took phone to the verizon store and they are clueless and hadnt heard about the bug. they said to wipe out my phone, get it back to factory and try it then. what do you think???