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10/5/16
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Erich Thomas

DeviceMotionEvent.acceleration returns only NULL values on mobile Chrome

Sometime around the 27th of September (was there an update?), any HTML5 "DeviceMotionEvent.acceleration" on Chrome Android stopped working and since then no longer shows any values for device acceleration WITHOUT gravity. What happened to Chrome Device Motion Events?

Here is even an analyzing of the issue with some screenshots: http://www.erich-kachel.de/what-happened-to-chrome-device-motion-events/

Interesting enough, even the demo acceleration "jump-game" vanished from googles own website just days later: https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/native-hardware/device-orientation/ (at the very end you still found a hint to a "Go"-button).

Since some fancy mobile application no longer works, I would like to know if it is a bug.
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10/5/16
Original Poster
Erich Thomas
Test it by yourself with Chrome on Android (go to "Live Demo"): https://whatwebcando.today/accelerometer.html
Giovanni Panaro
10/5/16
Giovanni Panaro
Erich,

Could this be the issue you are experiencing?

Kind Regards!

10/5/16
Original Poster
Erich Thomas
Thank you, so it's a bug! ...right?!
Giovanni Panaro
10/5/16
Giovanni Panaro
Yes, it appears they are working on it. Hopefully it is rolled out in Chrome 54.

Kind Regards!

Kerrie McLeod
10/6/16
Kerrie McLeod
My very new smart expensive android LG G5 won't GOOGLE. anymore. Is it user ACCIDENT or an ANDROID problem. Help me fix my search.
Giovanni Panaro
10/6/16
Giovanni Panaro
Kerrie,

Please create your own thread in the Google Search Product Forums.

Kind Regards!

 
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