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    Thermometer? Awesome!
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    anything in there that isn't standard these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightcrawler View Post
    anything in there that isn't standard these days?
    Lol..nope. My question is though, shouldn't developers already know about these things at this stage in the game?
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    Thermometers are in other phones? Seriously question...
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    yes, what's up with this thermometer? who has it now and what can it be used for?
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    Don't current BBs have a thermometer? How else would my Curve know the battery temperature?
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    well, im assuming it can be used to tell the temperature. That's generally what thermometers do. Not sure about who has it now, but i'd be surprised if atleast one droid device didn't already have it.

    Its good that all the sensors are there, and you dont really need to break new ground in this particular area to be successful, so im not too concerned with the "well everyone else already has these" train of thought......unless rim adds a blood pressure guage and something that reads your blood sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harborcoat View Post
    Don't current BBs have a thermometer? How else would my Curve know the battery temperature?
    I'm pretty sure it means external temperature, not internal. What if it also had remote temperature sensing like the ones you can wave at objects/buildings/equipment then it opens up all sorts of opportunities to be used by service technicians/energy monitoring type people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djenkins6 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it means external temperature, not internal. What if it also had remote temperature sensing like the ones you can wave at objects/buildings/equipment then it opens up all sorts of opportunities to be used by service technicians/energy monitoring type people.
    I'm pretty sure it's used for internal sensors, much like the ones on any of the Android devices i've used. Think about it..what good is external temperature going to tell you? You'd need to have it acclimatize from outside your pocket to the current outdoor temperature to get an accurate reading, so it's quicker to use a weather app. And you wouldn't be sticking it onto someones forehead (or into other *cough* rectal *cough* areas) for body temp. And you definately wouldn't be shoving it inside a turkey to tell if it's done. In order to wave it at buildings or other things to get temperatures, you'd need a laser or something on it (much like the laser temp guns you can buy at Canadian Tire for $30)..so I don't see that being an option.

    There is nothing special about the sensors in the BB10 (at least nothing that others don't currently use)..so again my question would be, shouldn't the devs have already known about this, and why does RIM even need to point this out to them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickroller View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's used for internal sensors, much like the ones on any of the Android devices i've used. Think about it..what good is external temperature going to tell you? You'd need to have it acclimatize from outside your pocket to the current outdoor temperature to get an accurate reading, so it's quicker to use a weather app. And you wouldn't be sticking it onto someones forehead (or into other *cough* rectal *cough* areas) for body temp. And you definately wouldn't be shoving it inside a turkey to tell if it's done. In order to wave it at buildings or other things to get temperatures, you'd need a laser or something on it (much like the laser temp guns you can buy at Canadian Tire for $30)..so I don't see that being an option.

    There is nothing special about the sensors in the BB10 (at least nothing that others don't currently use)..so again my question would be, shouldn't the devs have already known about this, and why does RIM even need to point this out to them?
    While sensors were available in previous Android devices (since 2.3), most were not fully approved or activated until 4.0...
    Sensors Overview | Android Developers
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    Thermometers are in other phones? Seriously question...
    This is what ecosystem really means. Third party add ons. Why should the device have this built in if only a few people will actually use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickroller View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's used for internal sensors, much like the ones on any of the Android devices i've used. Think about it..what good is external temperature going to tell you? You'd need to have it acclimatize from outside your pocket to the current outdoor temperature to get an accurate reading, s
    I think infrared heat sensor/infrared thermometer will not require any acclimatization; and that can read temperature very very quickly too. That said, I don't know what kind of heat-sensor is going to be integrated into BB10 devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickroller View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's used for internal sensors, much like the ones on any of the Android devices i've used. Think about it..what good is external temperature going to tell you? You'd need to have it acclimatize from outside your pocket to the current outdoor temperature to get an accurate reading, so it's quicker to use a weather app. And you wouldn't be sticking it onto someones forehead (or into other *cough* rectal *cough* areas) for body temp. And you definately wouldn't be shoving it inside a turkey to tell if it's done. In order to wave it at buildings or other things to get temperatures, you'd need a laser or something on it (much like the laser temp guns you can buy at Canadian Tire for $30)..so I don't see that being an option.

    There is nothing special about the sensors in the BB10 (at least nothing that others don't currently use)..so again my question would be, shouldn't the devs have already known about this, and why does RIM even need to point this out to them?
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    What about sensor docs for android runtime ? There is nothing about coordinate system/orientation handling

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