Even though this little gig has not been disclosed officially by Google, the Nexus 7 features a built in smart cover sensor just like the Apple iPad. The video below shows a new owner of a Nexus 7 tablet testing out this feature with a magnet, and as you can see from the video when the magnet is placed near the tablets display it lights up, exactly like the iPad.


Asus, who build the Nexus 7 for Google recently announced some new covers for the device, although they didn’t give any specific details, so we suspect that the new covers will work with this feature on the Nexus 7 (lets just hope Apple doesn’t file another patent lawsuit against Google on this one)