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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Apps Locked in Portrait Orientation Problem

I think I have discovered a design flaw in the Tablet S. I installed 'Where's My Water?' last week and found that the app has the orientation locked into portrait as many apps do. The problem is the app locked in portrait with the thin side of the tablet to the left. As a right handed person this meant that it became uncomfortable to hold after a fairly short period.

I have emailed Sony Support and their response was that the problem is caused by the app and not the tablet. Having done some development work on Android I know that the app can force an orientation within the manifest file but the developer can only select portrait or lanscape, and not WHICH portrait or landscape.

This means that the problem lays with Sony. As they developed a tablet which has such a design they should allow the tablet to work in either portrait mode for use in either hand. This makes total sense to me.

I have put those points back to Sony Support but they have simply repeated their points and said the the fault lies with the developer. I have previously installed one of my own apps on the tablet I can confirm that setting the rotation to portrait works in the same way as with Where's My Water.

Not acceptable IMHO. And not an acceptable response from Sony.

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