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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kostas G View Post
Also the distinction between phone and tablet is sometimes vague. Better to stick on screen sizes.
Very true. What is a Nexus 7 It's a tablet but the default layout orientation is like a phone. With the introduction of so many 7" tablets, most people use them in portrait layout because they are designed to be held like a book for reading purposes.

Check out my app. I use columns in it as well but it just made more sense to have it in portait mode because of the way it is used. It's an easy grader app so teachers will have it placed beside a stack of papers while grading, and with the amount of data displayed, it just made more sense to lock to portrait.

I also see the other side of the argument though as not to make assumptions on how people use their phone/tablet. If you really want a properly displayed landscape layout, you definitely need to re-define the layouts specifically for landscape and in different sizes.
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