Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
Turn Your Android Device Into a Mouse With Mr. Mouse
We have seen some apps before like Blueput Droid, which can alow you to use your Android device as a touchpad, and this can be quite useful if you are out on the road with a laptop. However, there are many people who can’t stand touchpads and for the most part need a mouse. What if I told you that you could use your Android device as a mouse with the help of the sensors and camera? If this does sound interesting, let me introduce you to XDA member MM32 who has created an app to do exactly this. It is currently only available for Windows PC (sorry Linux and Mac users), but the app seems to work quite well. As stated before, it uses the camera, OpenCV, and the sensors to track your movements in space, which get translated into pointer movements. So far, the app can only be used connected to the computer but according to the dev, a BT option is right around the corner. Oh, and one more thing… it can also be used as a touch pad.
The app is still in early beta, so you can expect a few bugs here and there if you decide to use it. If you do come across bugs, please leave reports so that the dev can iron these out and be able to release a better product.
Utilizing the rear facing camera and OpenCV, this app turns your phone into a mouse that is controlled by its movement in space.
You can find more information in the application thread.
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