Various Smartphone Sensors and What Do They Do

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#ACCELEROMETER

Move it in any direction and data from this sensor will spike, but leave it still and it will go flat.Apps use this data to tell if a phone is in portrait or landscape orientation, if its screen is facing up- or downward.

 
#GYROSCOPE

The gyroscope is a sensor that can provide orientation information as well,  It is also used by Google’s Sky Map for telling what constellation you’re pointing a phone at.

 
#MAGNETOMETER

The magnetometer. Yup, it is able to detect magnetic fields. The magnetometer is one of the sensors that compass applications use to point at the planet’s north pole. Apps made to detect metal use this sensor as well.

 
#PROXIMITY

The proximity sensor, which is comprised of an infrared LED and an IR light detector. It is placed near the earpiece of a phone, and for a good reason – when you place the handset up to your ear, the sensor lets the system know that you’re most probably in a call and that the screen has to be turned off. The sensor works by shining a beam of invisible to humans infrared light which is reflected from a nearby object and picked up by the IR detector.

 
#AMBIENTLIGHTSENSOR

When ambient light is plentiful, the screen’s brightness is pumped up, and when it is dark, the display is dimmed down.n fact, the Adapt Display feature uses this data to fine tune image representation.

 
#BAROMETER

Is a sensor that can measure atmospheric pressure. Data measured by it is used to determine how high the device is above sea level, which in turn results in improved GPS accuracy.

 
#THERMOMETER

The mometer for measuring ambient temperaturethey’re used to monitor the temperature inside the device and its battery. If a component is detected to be overheating, the system shuts itself down to prevent damage.

 
#HUMIDITYSENSOR

Data provided by it was used in the S Health application to tell whether or not the user was in their “Comfort Zone” – one with optimal air temperature and humidity.

 
#PEDOMETER

It is a sensor used for counting the number of steps that the user has taken. Such data is usually obtained by the device’s Accelerometer.

 
#HEARTRATEMONITOR

It is made to measure one’s pulse, and it does that by detecting the minute pulsations of the blood vessels inside one’s finger.

 
#FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Fingerprint scanners are most often used as an extra layer of security – as a substitute for a lock screen password.

 
#DETEXTEDHARMFULEDITION

The Sharp Pantone 5. Released only in Japan, it features a dedicated button which launches an app used to measure the current radiation level in the area.

What’s coming in 2016 (Smartphones)

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So what’s new in 2016. As far as my experience goes, there are some companies which will be on the dead bed as Nokia was on dead bed in 2010 and finally died in 2014. There will be some companies which will make their debut and there will be some new techs.

Last year I wrote an article on this same topic which was about 64 bit processor coming on 2015 and now I am writing what’s going to come in 2016.

Please note this that I am not a professional writer.

Firstly in most of the smartphones we will see Finger Print Sensor and Force Touch. Secondly new camera technologies. There are chances this time we will find 16MP cameras instead of 13MP cameras. Thirdly many online products such as Mi, Honor, MEIZU, etc. Going to make their debut in retail stores.

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Why 2015 Is Best Year For Smartphone Lovers

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2015 will be a awesome year for Smartphone Users, especially for Android Users. First of all there will be 64-bit processor in every mid-range and flagships. Secondly Chinese manufacturers Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Huawei, etc. will be ruling the market, as the consumers are preferring a total value for money over brands. People wont be considering iOS & Windows most likely except for blind followers of Apple.

We all know about the 41 MP Camera sensor which made its debut few years back on Nokia 808 Pureview and on Nokia Lumia 1020, since then its out of picture, but Pureview Technology followed in many other Lumia Smartphones. But now in 2015 we will see not only Pureview but also 41 MP Sensor on Android, this time it won’t be Nokia branded nor Microsoft but coming from top Chinese manufacturer Meizu. Meizu MX5 to sport 2K Display, Nokia’s 41 MP camera, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 a 64-bit processor along with Adreno 430 GPU and 4 Gigs of RAM.

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Do We Really Need 64-Bit Processors For Our Android Smarthphones?

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Before I start I would like you to know what 64-bit means?

Cutting long story short, YES, we indeed need an 64-bit processing power.

First of all Android versions upto Kitkat doesn’t have anything to do with 64-bit, they don’t have any support for an 64-bit architect. Secondly, there is not a single app on Google Play which is built for 64-bit. Thirdly Google with its Android Lollipop is bringing in 64-Bit support.

Basic Android phones with 1 gigs of RAM or 2 gigs of RAM has nothing to do with 64-bit. It may increase some performance, as its the latest hardware inside, but the old flagship phones like Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One (M7), HTC Butterfly S, etc. will still be the best choice as you can have them for similar prices or even less. Continue reading

End Of Megapixels Race

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For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the “more megapixels” mantra. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony’s new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel Exmor model; and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 with PureView is a 41-megapixel monster. However, Google’s recent sensor-laden smartphone prototype, Project Tango, could herald a new direction. Continue reading

Rulings On Photography In Islam

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Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatahu!

In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.

Praise Be To Allah, The Lord Of All The Worlds.

Please Note: If There Are Long Narrations (Hadiths) I Will Be Taking The Part Of That Hadith Which Goes With The Topic. And I Will Not Be Quoting The Hadith Numbers, Cause Many Hadith Numbers Do Not Tally. So I Will Be Quoting The Narrators, The Narration, The Name Of The Book, And If Possible The Chapter Also.

The Muslim Has To Respect All The Teachings Of Islam & Be Proud Of Its Teachings. On The Other Hand, He Should Be A Caller (Da’ee) To Guidance (i.e. Quran & Sunnah), By His Attitude More Than His Words; Specially When He Is Amongst The People. Righteousness Is A Honor By The Means Of Which The Muslim Raises His Status, His Appearance Shows How Practical He Is. Teachings Of Islam Are Not Something That Are Shameful That He Should Be Embarrassed To Show Openly & To Practice Them Openly. One Of The Important Teachings Of Islam Is “Invite Towards Good & Forbid Evil”. Satan Presents The Evil Actions In Such A Way That A Muslim Thinks It Is Permissible. One Of The Biggest Sin Is Making Images Whether It Be Two Dimensional Or Three Dimensional.  Insha Allah Through This Article I Will Be Explaining How Photography Is HARAAM In Islam & To What Extend It Is Permissible & Why.

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How And Why To Root Android Phones, Phablets And Tablets?

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Android Rooting Precautions

Are you also one among the millions of Android users? If yes, then you have made a smart move in choosing an Android device. Android – A revolutionary product from Google, is now dominating the mobile OS market. It’s one of the most widely accepted operating systems and also one of the hotspots for attackers due to hundreds of Android users cropping up every now and then. Being an Android user, you would have come across the term ‘Rooting an Android Phone or Tablet devices’, while optimizing your Android Phone. But, what exactly is rooting?

Rooting an Android device is similar to Jailbreaking an iPhone. That’s like you crack open the lock to access the entire OS, giving yourself administrator control or “root access” to your device’s Linux subsystem. By rooting your Android device, you gain full freedom and control over your phone so that you can tweak it as you like. While it’s true that Android is an open source OS, the fact that you don’t have the executable permissions to do anything on your non-rooted Android phone can’t be denied. It hardly takes a few minutes and there are countless methods to root your device. But before we discuss the methods of rooting, there are certain things you need to do before rooting. Now, let’s take a look at what you need to consider:

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