Google and ASUS may have taken a page out of Apple’s playbook when designing and building the Nexus 7 tablet. The upcoming slate has been found to feature a Smart Cover-like magnetic sensor that, with the proper cover, will turn off the tablet’s display and put it to sleep. The Nexus 7 appears to be the first and only Android tablet with a magnetic sensor. Neither Google or ASUS announced the feature during the products unveiling last month, however, and it isn’t mentioned among the tablet’s specs on Google’s website either. The hidden feature was discovered by YouTube user wwscoggin, and a video demonstration follows below.

[Via Engadget]

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