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The Samsung S, Android's first official phone to support 2.3 will have gyroscoping capabilities. Do any other phones have a gyroscope?

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This one's a good question, specific and objective :) – Matthew Read Dec 14 '10 at 6:10

The Samsung Galaxy S series phones have a 6-axis accelerometer, which is not a true gyroscope although a good approximation. Hopefully it is actually a true gyroscope in the Nexus S. Motorola's next big phone is rumored to have a gyroscope, but who knows. I don't believe any other Android phones have a gyroscope, but the iPhone 4 does.

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so the iphone4 is 2.3 compliant, awesome. – Kortuk Dec 14 '10 at 15:38
Well the iPhone 4 does use a processor made by Samsung that is very similar to the Snapdragon used in the Nexus S. Overall it's practically begging to be an Android phone! – GAThrawn Dec 15 '10 at 1:01

After a little search I've found the following Android devices with built in gyroscope:

  • HTC Sensation
  • Samsung Google Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy R
  • LG Electronics P990 Optimus Speed

Can't say anything about whether they have a true gyroscope or not

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Most Android phones from the original G1 upwards have an accelerometer (often called the G-Sensor in HTC phones) and compass inbuilt which performs the same job. There's very little you'd get from a true gyroscope that these don't offer you.

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You actually need a gyroscope and an accellerometer to fully sense motion. – Kortuk Dec 14 '10 at 15:35
Accelerometers cannot detect rotation. And what about motions at constant (or near-constant) speed? – Matthew Read Dec 14 '10 at 19:04
My only true (and deep) interest in this is first person shooters. Nova 2 and Modern Combat 2 on iphone are just too awesome. I wish I had a gyroscope on my Acer Liquid Metal :( – Pitto Apr 27 '11 at 10:40

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