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Nexus is Google's vision for android. AOSP is what Google give everyone else as a base. Google compete in sales with oems, so they must act like oems. They take aosp and make it their own by adding in proprietary apps, services and functions (Google launcher, photosphere etc) just like samsung, htc and Sony do.


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So, does this mean that the Nexus decices [possibly] via programming can have functions like Samsung S4's where if you get a text and lift the phone to your ear the phone automatically dials the contacts number?

Or is that purely hardware based?
 
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So, does this mean that the Nexus decices [possibly] via programming can have functions like Samsung S4's where if you get a text and lift the phone to your ear the phone automatically dials the contacts number?

Or is that purely hardware based?
That feature uses the accelerometer and proximity sensors (which are found on all smartphones), but i'm not sure if you'll ever see it baked into a ROM. More likely you'd find it in an app from the playstore.

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So, does this mean that the Nexus decices [possibly] via programming can have functions like Samsung S4's where if you get a text and lift the phone to your ear the phone automatically dials the contacts number?

Or is that purely hardware based?

Its software - based on information passed from hardware (motion sensor + Proximity perhaps?) - Yes it is totally possible. But the source code is closed so it would need coding from the ground up.
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I'm with the OP. If you aren't concerned about privacy then you haven't been paying attention. Now some (i.e. Yahoo) require a cellphone number to open online accounts. There's no valid reason other than tightening the snare on our personal information.
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Its software - based on information passed from hardware (motion sensor + Proximity perhaps?) - Yes it is totally possible. But the source code is closed so it would need coding from the ground up.
So it'll be a right PITA to implement into another device.

Not that I want this, of course. Was just curious.
 
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I'm with the OP. If you aren't concerned about privacy then you haven't been paying attention. Now some (i.e. Yahoo) require a cellphone number to open online accounts. There's no valid reason other than tightening the snare on our personal information.
There is being concerned and there is being paranoid. There is a happy medium in there somewhere.

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So it'll be a right PITA to implement into another device.

Not that I want this, of course. Was just curious.
Just needs a good dev and enough who want it implemented really. This particular feature probably isn't the hardest to implement.
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Default no big deal

The credit bureaus sell your most sensitive information every day . now thats a real problem.
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Just needs a good dev and enough who want it implemented really. This particular feature probably isn't the hardest to implement.
I have an idea for a great app/widget… thing is I know squat all about programming

May need to source an "idiots guide to app programming"

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