The quaternion read-only property of the OrientationSensor interface returns a four element Array whose elements contain the components of the unit quaternion representing the device's orientation.


var quaternion = orientationInstance.quaternion

Because OrientationSensor is a base class, quaternion may only be read from one of its derived classes.


A Array whose values are the x, y, z, and w components of the quaternion representing the device orientation.


// TBD


Specification Status Comment
Orientation Sensor
The definition of 'quaternion' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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quaternionChrome Full support 69Edge Full support ≤79Firefox ? IE ? Opera Full support 56Safari ? WebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android Full support 69Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 48Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 10.0


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