Google Announces 'Android Sensor Hub': Here's What You Need to Know

By Vigneshwar

What if we have a sensor in our mobile phone, which exclusively track our movements and give notifications with low-power white-on-black text? Seen something like this in Motorola devices right?

 Google Announces 'Android Sensor Hub': Here's What You Need to Know

California-headquartered tech giant Google, announced a sensor, which keeps the track of device movements. Dubbed as Android Sensor Hub, this feature is available in both LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P.

Basically, this Android Sensor Hub will monitor the user activity without having the need to be prompted by the user. This chip is directly connected to the camera's sensor to reduce the overall power consumption of the device.

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Moreover, this dedicated chip allows the device to run advanced activity recognition algorithms, which will get noticed when the user does an activity (eg running). With the help of Sensor Hub chip, the device automatically displays notification with a low power white on black text until the screen is switched on properly.

Further, it will allow the device to differentiate between the activity and gesture recognition, providing the device to understand better of what user is trying to do. Also, this Sensor Hub will take care of device's sensor fusion, activity recognition, gesture recognition and sense low power.

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