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android phones, shake to wake? does it exist?

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The one thing I miss about my iPhone is the home button. Having to reach 4 inches away to turn the phone on is somuch work. Does somethijg like a shake to wake exist or some other way to bring the phone out of sleep?
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Cyanogenmod lets you choose which buttons wake your phone, what phone do you have again? You need to be able to play around with the kernel to get this stuff working so if you have a recent motorola I doubt you can do it
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The one thing I miss about my iPhone is the home button. Having to reach 4 inches away to turn the phone on is somuch work. Does somethijg like a shake to wake exist or some other way to bring the phone out of sleep?
What's four inches away from your phone that turns it on?

Anyway, just tap the power button.

This would be an interesting idea for an app, though I expect it would eat battery to monitor the accelerometer all the time when the phone is supposed to be sleeping.
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Accelerometer is something that needs to be polled, for a wake device you need it to be interrupt driven. Otherwise the device would be always using clock cycles to check the accelerometer.
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Oh well, it was just a thought. BTW, I have an inspire.
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It's a decent idea, but would be a terrible battery drain.
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