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Default Proximity Sensor ignored in some orientation?

Is anyone noticing this happening to their Nexus 5?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjTGQaK1Qvw

That's actually my video I did for the Galaxy Nexus. Google fixed it in an update, but looks like the Nexus 5 and the current KitKat 4.4.2 is doing the same thing!

I could recreate the same thing in the video with my Nexus 5 (not rooted, 100% stock ROM).

The reason I looked into it was because I noticed that I keep accidentally face-dial or hang up on people when I use my shoulder to hold my phone against my face. I guess holding it that way is enough of an angle to simulate laying flat on a table, thus disabling the proximity sensor.

Doesn't seem like a bug, but by design (albeit a BAD design).

Cany anyone else verify?
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Is anyone noticing this happening to their Nexus 5?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjTGQaK1Qvw

That's actually my video I did for the Galaxy Nexus. Google fixed it in an update, but looks like the Nexus 5 and the current KitKat 4.4.2 is doing the same thing!

I could recreate the same thing in the video with my Nexus 5 (not rooted, 100% stock ROM).

The reason I looked into it was because I noticed that I keep accidentally face-dial or hang up on people when I use my shoulder to hold my phone against my face. I guess holding it that way is enough of an angle to simulate laying flat on a table, thus disabling the proximity sensor.

Doesn't seem like a bug, but by design (albeit a BAD design).

Cany anyone else verify?
My nexus 5 does the same thing .I don't know if it's a bug or it's meant to be like this.My other issue i have with the proximity sensor is that sometimes after a call ended the screen doesn't turn on and i have to use the power button.
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