Google testing On Body Detection lock mode in Android

March 21, 2015: As per the observations made by users using latest version of Android Lollypop 5.0, a new lock mode feature appears on their device namely "On Body Detection". There's no official word from Google yet, may be they are testing it before any announcement.


This lock mode feature detects whether a device being held in hand or in pocket with help of sensors and it will remain locked while in pocket. It's not tied to a specific user though, it stays unlock in hand no matter if the hand is of user or a thief. If the device is on sofa or table, it will remain locked and can unlock it using normal unlock method. This feature is not available in Google Play Services yet, and device with Android 5.0 or higher only can avail this feature.

We will update you once any official update arrives.

Source: AndroidPolice
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