Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tx_brandon, Jun 26, 2010.
Just get yourself to a best buy and play Wii Resort... Then play Wii Sports...
accuracy... Accelerometer is basically something that detects G's in particular directions ie x y or z access, a gyroscope can sense rotation in any direction ... and respond accurate and fast due to the spinning rotor, and gimbal...
its a little more in depth than that but basically think of one of those machines that you attach both your arms and legs to and someone spins you... thats similar to a gyroscope setup except it has a spinning rotor inside of it.. and since its spinning so fast centrifugal force causes it sense any rotation and put out an error signal telling the OS what direction the rotation was...
here's a good article about the differences:
iPhone has gyroscope but has too many dropped calls and crappy network. Goodluck being stuck on highway when car breaks down and you can't make phone calls. At least you can play games with gyroscope on the curb with glass phone. The glass phone can also be used as coaster for coffee.
This could be true with any cell phone... The iPhone however would have more accurate gaming
as long as the game doesn't require internet access
Just tether it on your EVO duh...
I know what a gyroscope is, but how is it better than accelerometers?
You can't explain it with words... Let's just say if you try to mimic someone like a mirror vs a mirror...
The mirror is the gyro, you're the accelerometer...
read the post, accelerometer detects movement along an axis, gyroscope detects rotation.... seems pretty simple to me... picture that game in the video.. do you think movement along an access or rotation would be more accurate for aiming the gun?
the gyroscope is a gimmick. give me 10 FPS games on the EVO and a sexy lag!
I don't know, accelerometers operate in 3 axes which essentially cover the motion, rotational or otherwise.
there is a big functional difference between accelormeters and gyroscopes.
The difference between gyroscope and accelerometer is that the former can sense rotation, the latter cannot.
Just get a psp to play games. I'll keep my phone for calls messaging and internet thank you. Imo, a fail! If apple wants to 'compete' in gaming world then they need to make an igamer or something crappy to follow suit of their other products. Oh don't forget to hold it properly Lololol
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good point. while you're at it, get a dedicated calendar to manage your busy days. and don't take photos on your evo, that's so lololololoooooool. get a real camera!
and 30 FPS cap? well, who cares cause it only affects games!
65k display? hey... at least its 4.3" of a 65k display. i'm surprised the Droid, iPhone, Galaxy and EVERY other "smart" phone doesn't have a 65k display. they all show millions of colors. LOL at those screens!!
I guess the iPhone needs something for the user to do instead of make calls.
guys, if you keep saying, get "another device" to do all this stuff... why get a smartphone in the first place??
just save money, get a simple phone, and buy other gear.
haha, as a former AT&T customer, i couldn't agree with you more. hence the reason to jump ship to anyone else.
I understand the gyro when it was announced and don't understand it now. Eban after watching that video.
According to the posted link, which is referencing aircraft use, an accelerometer measures orientation to the Earth. While a Gyro measures orientation around it's own axis.
Seems like is comparing oranges and tangerines. They both get the job done, unless as in the article your in a free fall, combined with the compass and the right programming I'd bet the movement could be just as smooth.
I'll concede the Evo would never get that level of detail in the graphics.
Try Layar. The "map", although a wireframe, moves pretty fluid and is very sensitive when trying to isolate things near the same plane.
I am still new to Android but I have played with a few applications already that I can move around like this. I am unsure what is so new here.
Winds of steel demo mimics the same movements in a dog fight as this 'gyroscope'. Can you say, gimmick? Seriously, go download the demo and tell me its different than what this Icrap is trying to imitate.
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I don't expect my Evo, or any of the smartphones I had before, to do a better job then dedicated devices. My DSLR will always take much much better pictures than any phone on the market ever will. A dedicated gaming console will always have a better game experience.
Smartphones were never about taking pictures and playing games, what's smart abour playing games?
It was always about being able to access information, like email and internet, and run different applications that are useful when you're out and about.
The only thing games on a phone are good for is draining battery.
Apple made it clear they see the iphone as a competitor in the mobile gaming arena. So they put emphasis on that (and completly ignored having decent reception so you can make calls while holding the phone in your hands...)
EVO seems pretty good at detecting what you are aiming at when using Google Sky...
I have to say that was pretty badass. I'm not a big gamer but if I was I'd really want that.
Yes, that would be a good application for the gyroscope, but that's assuming your iPhone is calibrated to the planes attitude, pitch, yaw, roll. All of the planes instruments must be calibrated and if the iPhone cannot detect the attitude of the plane, then IFR would be useless. Using VFR, you can fly a plane with out the insruments. And also to perform Instrument only landing, you need the phone to receive radio signals from the ILS to land you in bad weather.