1. Kobol's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the PlayBook will have a magnetometer like the Galaxy Tab/Ipad for things like digital compass and augmented reality?

    And will it support existing BB apps like the Podcasts and Social feeds?

    Thanks
    02-02-11 11:07 AM
  2. BuzzStarField's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the PlayBook will have a magnetometer like the Galaxy Tab/Ipad for things like digital compass and augmented reality?

    And will it support existing BB apps like the Podcasts and Social feeds?

    Thanks
    The PB has a magnetometer but currently, due to lack of an API from RIM, ordinary programmers cannot get access to it. As of today it is only available to Android apps running in the leaked player.

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    08-09-11 10:00 AM
  3. peter9477's Avatar
    The OS only gained low-level driver support for the magnetometer and gyroscope (as well as some host-mode USB stuff) in the 1.0.7 update, and as yet there is no documentation on it, no SDK support, and no way to get to it other than through the Android player.

    Any existing apps would have to be updated to take advantage of the support, once a new SDK is released that supports it.
    08-09-11 12:02 PM
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