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Samsung GALAXY Nexus comes with a barometer, but why is that?

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Samsung GALAXY Nexus comes with a barometer, but why is that?
You already know about the main highlights of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus - bigger, with amazing HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels on a gigantic 4.65-inch display and featuring a fast qual-core processor and most importantly Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. But some of you might have noticed that the GALAXY Nexus comes with one more sensor - a barometer. Actually, it’s one of the very few devices we’ve seen (the Motorola XOOM also has it) that have a barometer, usually used for measuring atmospheric pressure.

So why is it there? Turns out, it’s not just for the sake of those measurements, but for... faster GPS lock-on. Here’s the full explanation, coming from Google’s own Dan Morril:


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