Use this tag for questions related to issues with sensors equipped in devices, such as: Ambient light (ALS), Accelerometer, Back-illuminated sensor (Backside Illumination, BSI or BI), etc. Note that 'compass', 'gps', 'gyroscope', and 'proximity-sensor' have their own tags.
Which hardware sensors are supported by Android? Are there any imaginable sensors that may be planned to be supported in the future? For every sensor: How is the sensor useful? Which devices ...
My Droid Bionic has an option on the Display Settings page "In-Pocket detection: locks your device automatically when inserted in pocket" How does the phone sense that it's in your pocket? I'm ...
Maybe a dumb question, but I couldn't find any official documentation to confirm. Does it use the light sensor? Do most devices support it?
I have an Android mobile which seems to be of Samsung, or at least a clone thereof. I got it for my wife as a present, so I don't really know which one. Under the battery pack it says "Model: 19502" ...
It does not seem that automatic brightness works well on my Nexus S. Basically, I want my phone's brightness to adjust throughout the day. Either that, or something that automatically adjusts ...
Is there a way to analyse, which characteristics my smartphone is capable of? I found an app Z-Device Test, that claims to be able to analyse these characteristics: the GPS signal, camera, ...