The Nexus 5 Has A Sensor Called “Hall Effect”, What is it?

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Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

8 Comments to The Nexus 5 Has A Sensor Called “Hall Effect”, What is it?

  1. Using the Hall Effect you can determine the STRENGTH of a magnatic field. But I cannot imagine the real life benefit.

  2. I think it’s a switch that turns on or off in the presence of a magnetic field. Like if your phone is in a dock that has a magnet.

  3. Looking at the wiki page you linked, the hall effect is going to be for the new charging feature. That way you can charge it when the phone is on a specifically desgined charging pad with no need for cables or anything plugged in

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