Google recently unveiled the Nexus 7 running the latest version of Android (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). It seems, however, that the new tablet shares a similar feature to the iPad. This is a magnetic screen on/off sensor.
Android Police discovered the unadvertised feature. It switches the device on and off once a magnet is placed near the bottom left hand corner of the tablet. Apple first used this feature on the iPad 2, which allows the device to switch on and off with the Smart Cover. Does this mean that Google is planning to launch similar covers for the Nexus 7?
If ever Google plans to launch covers that make use of these magnetic covers to switch the device on and off, don’t be surprised if Apple files a lawsuit against the search giant.