I have a question I'd like to ask, but I'm not sure if it fits within the Android Enthusiasts policy, so I thought I'd post the question here to see if it is acceptable to post on the actual site.
There is a google documentation spec that defines what a device must be capable of in order to be granted the use of "Android (TM)" for compatibility.
I noticed that in Section 7.3.7 that devices should not have a thermometer, and if they do, it should only measure CPU temperature. It is not allowed in any way to measure any other temperature (ex body heat or ambient/room temperature).
Is there a reason Google forbids thermometers? Would this type of sensor be too inaccurate and thus bring the perceived quality of Android down (likened to a neighborhood ordinance to keep all lawns mowed)?"
Referenced question that talks about the spec (but not why): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6985396/is-there-any-android-api-to-find-sense-room-temperature-programmatically-in-andr