Phone Scoop

printed December 21, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/glossary/term.php?gid=372

Home  ›  Glossary  ›

Accelerometer

An electronic component that measures tilt and motion.

A device with an accelerometer knows what angle it is being held at. It can also measure movements such as rotation, and motion gestures such as swinging, shaking, and flicking.

One common use in phones it to detect whether the phone is upright or sideways, and automatically rotate the graphics on the screen accordingly.

Another common use is controlling games and other applications (such as music player) by moving or shaking the phone.

Still confused? Spot a mistake? Give us your feedback on this definition.

back to Glossary Index

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
2