Wish list for future Freerunner

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Apr 12 19:14:29 CEST 2008

On Saturday 12 April 2008 18:46:16 Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> Next significant iteration of Freerunner
> should include light sensor.

Actually I have yet to see a device where a light sensor does not get in the 
way and eventually annoying a lot. This seems very hard to get right (both on 
the older iPAQs and the N8xx it's barely usable).

> My understanding
> is that's one part of iPhone secret sauce for intelligently
> dimming LCD while phone is held up to user's ear.

IIRC they're using a proximity sensor rather than a light sensor.


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