Nexus 7 Gets A Smart Cover

A while back we posted a video which revealed a magnet within the Nexus 7, similar to that seen on the iPad 2 and 3. It seemed logical that this magnet could be used for a Smart Cover-type case, and two weeks later, the first case has been outed.

The case was outed by our good friends MobileFun, who regularly send us products to review. A new video uploaded by the UK retailer shows off two cases which have the smart cover functionality we predicted not long ago.

There are some slight differences between the way the sleep function works on the Nexus 7 compared to the iPad. Apple’s tablet opens right on the last thing you were doing when opening the smart cover, however Google’s tablet opens on the lock screen. However, you can disable the lock screen from the settings menu on Android.

Source: Redmond Pie

Get Ready To See a Nexus 7 Smart Cover Pretty Soon

The first notable use of a cover which turned a device on and off was Apple’s Smart Cover. Since then, the idea has remained in the possession of Apple, give or take a few imitations. Well, as it turns out, Google may have a secret up their sleeves. So get ready to see the Nexus 7 Smart Cover.

I should explain that this is merely speculation following a video on Youtube showing that the Nexus 7 has magnets in the bottom left which turn the device’s screen on and off. It’s unlikely that Google are planning to follow this up, after all the last thing they need is Apple attacking them for something else. However, we could soon see some attempt pop up on eBay.