Nexus 7 has hidden magnet sensor

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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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011


9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Since there is a lot of cheese here, can I pick my cheese? I like SHARP cheddar. Thanks! :-) lol +1

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol, i don't get it. xD

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

cool. adds more value

3. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

6. Aeires unregistered

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

5. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

7. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 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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