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.
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 some Android mobile which seems to be a Samsung, or at least a clone thereof. I got it form my wife as a present, so I don't really know which one. Under the batterypack 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 ...
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 ...
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, ...