Chrome/Chromium On Linux Adds Motion Sensors Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 15 November 2016 at 07:58 AM EST. 9 Comments
The latest Chromium open-source browser development code adds support for motion sensors under Chrome OS and Linux.

Supported with the latest mainline Chromium code as of this weekend is exposing any accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors in Chromium for use via the various JavaScript APIs. However, the actual support for these sensors can vary depending upon the hardware and kernel version.

This motion sensors Linux/ChromeOS support commit was done by Intel. More details via this commit.
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