General Found this by accident..Pretty interesting!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by izzy35, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. izzy35

    izzy35 Well-Known Member
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    So whenever I use my DINC and need for it to be horizontal, for easier typing, etc, I always rotate it counter-clockwise, so the Verizon side now is on the left and the trackpad is to the right...It's the way I've always rotated it. So today I rotated it clockwise accidentally and it doesn't rotate!!

    This may not be new to many of you but it was an "a-ha" moment for me...:D

    is there a reason it only goes 1 way??
     

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  2. Dmtalon

    Dmtalon Well-Known Member
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    hrm... That's very strange indeed... mine appears to do the same thing and I never noticed it either... There must be some sort of design that makes it make more sense to rotate that way :)

    I'm left handed too so I'm probably in the minority and I have never noticed it!
     
  3. Atty

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    I believe it has something to do with the UI and accelerometer. Its probably more accurate the way they have it set up.
     
  4. DenverRalphy

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    I may be mistaken, but I thought I saw mention that 2.2 Froyo addresses this.
     
  5. bgrutter

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    I love that feature. My old BB Storm would pivot no matter which direction, other than upside down.

    I utilize it particularly when I'm in bed. I can be laying down on my right side, actually holding my phone to the side and it stays in Portrait mode.

    I suppose it would be nice if you could select which modes to enable/disable.
     
  6. GAUG3

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    Yeah this sucks because the freaking USB port is on the left side. It makes hard to prop when I want watch something and have to charge.
     
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  7. izzy35

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    That's EXACTLY how i found it!! It was charging and i was getting poked by the charger so decided to try the other way, to make my life easier, and it didn't rotate! :eek:
     
  8. andy88488

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    I think this is actually a plus, because my girlfriend, who has a BB Storm, sometimes sends me pictures which are upside down. At least, this way, my Inc always knows that the pictures are rightside-up.
     
  9. lexluthor

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    I HATE having the USB port on the side like that.

    You can turn off the rotation entirely. The extended controls widget has at toggle for this too. I use it all the time.

    Really, now that I use swype and type in portrait, I almost see no need for the phone to automatically turn to landscape when rotated. It still rotates in movie players and games even with the auto-rotate turned off.
     
  10. vzwuser76

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    Hey guys, it's been this way since the beginning (got mine on 4/29). Look for the review G4 did of the Incredible on their website, it's mentioned during the video. Personally it doesn't bother me, but if I ever wanted to prop it on it's side while connected I could see the benefits. But I suppose this forces us to get a home dock!;)
     
  11. Crashumbc

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    I found a "right angled" USB plug online. I keep meaning to by one.
     
  12. lexluthor

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    Link?
     
  13. Outatime

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    I hate the fact that it only rotates counter clockwise. Since I am left handed and typically have the phone in my left hand it is more comfortable to pivot it clockwise. In fact the first time I tried to put it in landscape I thought it was broken.
     
  14. kibble

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    I was a bit disappointed at first when it didn't rotate all the way around like my Omnia would, but I quickly got over it. I would frequently use my Omnia upside-down because the internal antenna was on the bottom of the phone and it would help with getting a slightly better signal since my hands weren't blocking it.
     
  15. IcedTC

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    Lefty's unite! I agree...a very minor annoyance...but still one nonetheless
     
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  16. slush puppie

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    just query ebay for "right angle micro usb", they're going for like $5 it appears
     
  17. lexluthor

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    I'll look around. I really need a 6ft one.
     
  18. potterdood

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    I heard that 2.2 would allow the viewing mode to go around all 4 ways.
     
  19. Outatime

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    And ideally make it customizable so that you can have it rotate or not rotate to the individual's preference. See righties? I'm building bridges, not walls :)
     
  20. Ovy

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    HTC is programmed to only do it counter-clockwise. the accelerometer is perfectly usable this way. it was a usability decision by HTC. apps can use it any way they please.
     
  21. Bing

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    As someone who likes the option of using my left-hand for the optical pad, I'd like an option in the settings menu. Auto-rotate isn't always ideal either, as it made watching videos on my old iPhone a pain while laying on my side in bed.

    That's why having extra settings is always the best way to go.
     

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