Will we soon see smart covers for the Nexus 7?

Did you think that Google’s first ever Nexus tablet couldn’t possibly be any more awesome? Think again! With a quad-core processor, HD display, Android Jelly Bean and numerous other goodies on-board, many analysts have questioned just how did Asus and Google manage to package it all together at such a low price. Well, believe it or not, the Nexus 7 does have at least one more trick hidden up its sleeve. A curious and brave owner of a shiny new Nexus 7 decided to take a magnet to his new toy, with surprising results. It turns out that if you press the magnet against the bottom left hand side of the device that toggles the screen on and off as you connect and disconnect it. A sure-fire sign that smart covers are on the way.

With Apple adding this exact feature to the iPad 2 over a year ago and swiftly applying for a patent shortly thereafter, it looks likely that all those overpaid lawyers will be kept in a job for just a little longer.

Are you planning on picking up a Nexus 7? Will the addition of a smart cover option influence your decision? Check out the video below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.



Source: Android Police

About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.

  • http://twitter.com/SylviaMarketing Sylvia Marketing

    Asus is garbage and its customer service is horrible. Do not waste your money.

    • Lola

      You would be feeling with Google , not asus. Look at the reviews for asus tabs, lots of happy people….throw Google in to the mix and you have the “ipad killer”.

      • Lola

        * would be dealing*