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Professional Android, 4th Edition by Ian Lake, Reto Meier

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16Hardware Sensors

INTRODUCING ANDROID SENSORS

Android devices are much more than simple communications and web browsing platforms; they’re extra-sensory input devices using movement, the environment, and body sensors to extend your users’ perceptions.

Sensors that detect physical and environmental properties offer an exciting avenue for innovations that enhance the user experience of mobile applications. The incorporation of an increasingly rich array of sensor hardware in modern devices provides new possibilities for user interaction and application development, including augmented or virtual reality, movement-based input, and environmental ...

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