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Google’s Nexus 7 discovered to have Smart Cover-like magnetic sensor

Posted by wicked July - 12 - 2012 - Thursday

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Google's Nexus 7 discovered as having Smart Coverlike magnet sensor

You won’t find this on its official specs list, but Google’s Nexus 7 tablet apparently has a magnet-enabled sensor that’ll automatically set the display to sleep — it’s hard not to think of the iPad’s Smart Cover. YouTube user wwscoggin was able to discover and pin-point the functionality near the bottom left of the device by gliding a magnet along its bezel. As Android Police notes, this appears to be the only Android tablet with such a feature, yet there’s no word on whether ASUS’ decidedly Smart Case-esque cases will make use of it. We’ve been able to replicate the action on our end, but don’t take our word for it, catch the video after the break.

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Google’s Nexus 7 discovered to have Smart Cover-like magnetic sensor originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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