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How would you check for the presence of a compass sensor in Android programming?

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    How would you check for the presence of a compass sensor in Android programming?


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    You can check the presence of a compass sensor using hasSystemFeature() method.

    SensorManager or Sensor both classes are designed for direct access and acquisition of raw sensor data. When it comes to assessing a system’s abilities, the PackageManager class can be used to recover information on application packages available on a given device.

    PackageManager myCompass = getPackageManger();
    If (!myCompass.hasSystemFeature(PackageManager.FEATURE_SENSOR_COMPASS)) {
    // This device lacks a compass, disable the compass feature
    }


    Regards,
    Nitesh Bavishiya

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