In the last two weeks or so, information has started to dribble out about the accelerometer in the N95. From various posts & blogs, it appears that:
1. An "R&D"-level API is available for download that will give access to accelerometer data on current N95 firmware. This API is different from the one exposed by the 5500's sensor plugin.
2. A future firmware update will enable the N95 to work with the 5500's sensor plugin.
3. Neither the 5500 or the N95 currently support JSR-256.
For my application, the N95 is the "holy grail". It's the first device to contain both a 3-axis accelerometer and GPS.
At a minimum, I'd like to see the 5500's sensor API available on the N95. Better still would be JSR-256 support. I've done extensive work with the 5500's accelerometer, and I've been tinkering with JSR-256 on the Sony-Ericsson K850 (which sadly doesn't support JSR-179).
But the N95 is the first device that could really put it all together. Can anyone say more about firmware plans for the N95 and whether the C++ or Java sensor APIs will be available there, and when? Given all of the iPhone hype, it seems crazy not to exploit this capability of the N95 to its fullest.