The 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet is already slowly starting to sell out at reseller outlets, but despite this happy event for Google, the search giant may have some problems with Apple's lawyers.
The fact is that one of the developers posted a video on the network that demonstrates the ability to turn on / off the tablet display using a magnet (yes, just like Smart Cover on the iPad). See for yourself:
The funny thing is that neither Asus nor Google have ever mentioned the presence of such a function. There are two explanations for such actions:
- You can use the built-in magnetic sensor in any other way, not only in the Smart Cover style.
- Google understands very well that the implementation of such a function will immediately attract the attention of Apple's lawyers, so the company decided not to risk it and keep this function secret for as long as possible.
The latter option looks quite plausible against the background of the fact that the Cupertinians recently patented the magnetic technology used in Smart Cover, and with it the cover design.
And here is a video about the history of the Smart Cover.
Apple's Smart Cover is an amazing protective accessory thanks to which thousands of devices continue to serve their owners even after being dropped bypassing the service center. What's more, using Smart Cover makes working with your tablet a pleasure.
Now all that remains is to wait for the actual purpose of these magnets in the Nexus 7 and Apple's reaction to it.