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Nexus 7 has hidden magnet sensor

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Nexus 7 has hidden magnet sensor
While this is far from the first device to ever sport this feature, it has just been found out that the Nexus 7 has a hidden magnetic sensor. When a magnet is applied to the sensor and then removed, the device immediately wakes from sleep.

While it’s not mentioned specifically in the Google Play store, we’re guessing that the official Nexus 7 Cover might have a magnet hidden in it to activate this feature. While it is an old concept, it’s nice that Google and ASUS included it in the device.

Don’t believe us? Check out this video below to see the ol’ magnet trick in action.


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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:15 2

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well then this thing should have no problem sensing that the King is a total chick magnet. hehe, just sayin'!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 11:46 3

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Zing!

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 16:22

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4074; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Since there is a lot of cheese here, can I pick my cheese?

I like SHARP cheddar. Thanks! :-) lol

+1

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 17:04

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lol, i don't get it. xD

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:19 1

2. dickwyn (Posts: 595; Member since: 07 May 2012)


cool. adds more value

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 00:49 8

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ohnoes. apple's gonna sue this thing :))

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 06:53 1

6. Aeires (unregistered)


For what, Blackberry used this method long before Apple did.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 04:07 5

5. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


nehhhhh....that's a blackberry invention...now they can get some money back..

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 08:47

7. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Pretty sure magnets are naturally occuring. Perhaps an inventor of the electro-magnet or a relay could sue, but I have yet to see new tech that someone can sue on.

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