Why does the preview image not show in Android when using Cordova Camera?

I’m building an app in Ionic and I’m having a problem with the preview image in Android. It just doesn’t show. I use the plugin Cordova Camera to take and select pictures from your phone. On iPhone I do see the preview image, so there all is working fine.

Anyone has any idea why it’s not working on Android?

This code is in controllers.js:

$scope.addImage = function (type) {
    if (type == 'take') {
        $scope.cam = Camera.PictureSourceType.CAMERA;
    } else if (type == 'select') {
        $scope.cam = Camera.PictureSourceType.PHOTOLIBRARY;

    var options = {
        quality: 75,
        destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.DATA_URL,
        sourceType: $scope.cam,
        allowEdit: true,
        correctOrientation: true,
        encodingType: Camera.EncodingType.JPEG,
        targetWidth: 2000,
        targetHeight: 2000,
        popoverOptions: CameraPopoverOptions,
        saveToPhotoAlbum: false

    $cordovaCamera.getPicture(options).then(function (imageData) {
        $scope.imgURI = "data:image/jpeg;base64," + imageData;
        $scope.image = imageData;
    }, function (err) {

And the HTML in the view:

<div class="edit-image" ng-click="popover.show($event)">
    <img ng-if="imgURI && imgURI === undefined" ng-src="{{imgURI }}" />
    <img ng-if="!imgURI && imgURI === undefined" src="https://example.com/noimage.jpg" />
    <img ng-show="imgURI !== undefined" ng-src="{{imgURI}}" class="take_picture" />

i am also facing similar errors… I do have the image uri but it doesn’t display in img src tag using the ng-src binding… what am I missing??