Nexus 5 features two new sensors: step detector and step counter
posted by Victor H. / Oct 31, 2013, 2:31 PM
The Nexus 5 is the first device we know to have these two sensors built in, but it likely won’t remain the only one for long. Android 4.4 KitKat opens platform support for these new sensors so other phones can integrate them as well.
How does it all work? Simple - the accelerometer detects when you’ve taken a step and the counter, well.. counts them. All of that detection happens in the system so developers do not need to write code for the step detection, and that’s neat.
source: Android Developer
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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Kudous to Google yaaaayyyy, ouuuhhhh please this is not going to suck the battery very badly.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:34 PM 2
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Not to bust anyone's bubble but didn't the galaxy s4 have this built in also with there built in pedometer? Isn't this the same thing? It can calculate your calories burnt buy measuring speed, up steps , vertical steps & speed, plus more. It's great that they took a step to make it a default android phone feature, but give credit where it's do we're not apple... IMO Samsung had this first.. The idea & implementation. How it's done, it could of been done the same or differently, but the outcomes the same. Either way great move for Google to make it a default feature +1!
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 5:30 PM 0
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Nice... and I'd wager that they're 'properly calibrated' on the Nexus 5, unlike that other device we've been reading about. These will undoubtedly be a part of Google's Nexus-branded (wrist) wearable when it finally gets released.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:35 PM 8
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Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take Google'll be watching you
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:35 PM 19
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and NSA will be there behind google...
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 3:14 PM 10
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All your data are belong to (nex)us! There's a reason I'm clinging to my Nokia 808 PureView, with its dead Symbian OS. The last two year's "innovations" (especially on Android) have all to do with leaving your data on the cloud, letting go of your privacy. Google Backup? Very convenient, except it also sends your WiFi keys and other passwords to Google in plaintext. Google Play Music? Nice - it uploads all your sound files to Google for access anywhere - where your taste profile can be very lucurative in the eyes of potential advertisers. Google Drive? Gmail? Google Docs? Convenient all right... until Google changes their motto from "Don't be evil!" to "Bwhahahahaha -- Gotcha!" Wait... didn't they already do that...?
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 3:28 PM 0
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no ir blaster :(
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:36 PM 3
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Awe your so 2007...
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 2:42 PM 8
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I used my Note 3 to control the TV channels all the time. The remote can pin to lock screen/pulldown notification. It's better to have extra features than nothing at all. How often do you have to look around for your TV remote?
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 3:35 PM 2
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So now ... when you are in the mall ... as you walk from store to store ... Google can now send you targeted ads.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 3:13 PM 3
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Neat feature with the exception of the massive privacy concerns...
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:56 PM 1
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