Fun fact: Nokia included a barometer in the Lumia 1020
Here's an interesting, yet pointless fact for many: the Lumia 1020 sports barometer. The component is often utilised by meteorologists and is only found on one other smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S4. What could this bring to the table? We honestly have no idea, but the ability to have this tool added to HERE services would be pretty ace. This wasn't promoted at the launch event, but the feature is listed on Nokia's website and developer documents.
There's also the possibility that Nokia could use the data collected by this component to better relay the current weather in numerous locations. We're actually beginning to get rather excited, especially since Windows Phone developers with access to a barometer could work up some magic with locations and more.
Source: Nokia, via: Windows Phone Daily
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By Jez Corden
"Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer"
For instance, in a flight you can know the plane altitude and with the gps and gyroscope you can have a full plane instrument panel to know the plane's direction, altitude, speed, yaw balance, etc... It can come in handy too to determine a more accurate position with a GPS-Barometer calculation, so the device can adjust light parameters or something like that...
So could the barometer not be used to the check the temperature of the phone itself to make sure its not too hot and thus notify the user when it is? And also send useful statistical information to Microsoft about whether there are any temperature concerns with regards to everyday use of the 1020?
Obviously, it could be incorporated into some unique apps and I'm sure many cool things could arise out of it but I was just thinking that this could be one of the reasons why it's included. Not sure if it could even be used like that as I'm not that tech-savvy but yeah haha.