Ears and FR

Jeffrey Malone ieatlint at tehinterweb.com
Fri Jul 18 00:45:54 CEST 2008

I think you're way over thinking this matter to seriously consider the
accelerometers as an option.  Sure, it sounds great... but add in
So when the phone is vertical, it locks the screen and dims it?  What if I'm
in a call, and bend over to pick up something off the floor?  Or if my
movements are such that I don't keep it quite vertical?
And something that "learns" my habits? Would that not just be a very
difficult thing to implement, and an extremely annoying thing to "teach" it?

Simple solutions are the best and most reliable.  A "slider" is the best
choice, as it is reliable, intuitive and relatively simple.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Al Johnson <openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk>

> On Thursday 17 July 2008, Hans L wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:31 PM, AVee <openmoko-comunity at avee.org>
> wrote:
> > > That should be fairly doable if I understand the accelerometer stuff
> > > correctly. During a call the phone should be unlocked when its
> horizontal
> > > or vertical. Any other angle probably means your holding it against
> your
> > > ear...
> >
> > I don't think it will be that simple.  If I pick up my cellphone and
> > hold it in a natural position in front of me(as if i were about to
> > press a button to hang up), it is neither completely vertical nor
> > horizontal.  Making assumptions about orientation of a phone when held
> > against someone's ear, versus how they hold it in their hands might
> > not work well in all cases.
> You can always have a calibration routine - hold in front and press button,
> hold to ear for 5 seconds then back to in front. Besides you can always add
> an override.
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