I am working on a project that requires me to know where specific sensors are physically located inside the device. I can estimate the location of NFC and light sensor (of course) but what about other sensors like magnetometer, g-sensor? If any of you know about the placement of specific sensors (doesn't have to be very precise) that would help me.

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    iFixIt usually does a teardown of every gadget with even a modicum of popularity. Did you check there?
    – ale
    Oct 24 '13 at 15:27
  • iFixit's teardown can be found here: ifixit.com/Device/Nexus_7
    – bmdixon
    Oct 24 '13 at 15:32
  • Yes I have seen the video from iFixIt but it doesn't reveal anything but NFC sensor.
    – Booyaches
    Oct 24 '13 at 15:34
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    If you look at their teardown, step 5 has an image which shows where the NFC chip is, and step 16 has an image showing where the gyro and accelerometer are
    – bmdixon
    Oct 24 '13 at 15:37
  • NFC Antenna? (Source: ifixit) d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/UViY1ZeTrC1JPYso.huge I think it might be that thing that says "NFC ANT" in the big orange box ^_~
    – dotVezz
    Oct 24 '13 at 16:03

Here is a labelled photo of the nfc antenna behind the cover. It runs the perimeter of the black cover on the phone back


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    That appears to be for the Nexus 5 not the Nexus 7...
    – bmdixon
    Oct 28 '14 at 11:34

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