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I recently installed a Compass app on my phone (it's a HTC Wildfire S if it matters) and I'm curious as how it works.

Found some answers online that the phone's hardware has a digital compass in it, is that it? or is it just a smart use of other sensors?

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Yes, it has a magnetic sensor / digital compass.

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Thanks Matthew. Found it in the specs: gsmarena.com/htc_wildfire_s-3777.php. –  user8932748 Dec 10 '11 at 18:43

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