[Rumor] Hidden Feature of the Google Nexus 7: Magnetic Smart Cover Sensor

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dandroid, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. dandroid

    dandroid Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    We aren't sure what possessed the Google Nexus 7 Tablet owner in the above video to start tinkering around with magnets on his new device, but his curiosity seems to have paid off. Apparently, he found a potential feature of the device that was not documented anywhere previously. The Google Nexus 7 may have a magnetic smart cover sensor built into it. If you take a magnet and put it against the front or back of the Nexus 7 along the bottom left-hand side (while in portrait mode with the display on) the device will automatically turn on. You can check out the effect in the video above. Is this a hidden feature, or something else?

    Source: AndroidPolice
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  2. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 6, 2011
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    Northern CA
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    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
    Very cool and not surprising. Probably steals some of Google's thunder when they go to announce their "smart cover" or whatever they are going to call it though.

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