Shouldn't higher resolution and bigger screen sizes mean more icons on phone screen?


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  1. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I love my Evo and I also love the resolution and screen size but one thing I don't understand is, why don't phones with larger screen sizes and resolutions have more room to put stuff on the screen? I mean, every page of the Evo can hold up to 16 (4x4) singles icons and more space is needed for widgets... but like with a computer monitor... if you get a bigger computer monitor that also has a higher native resolution, you'll be able to put more icons on the screen.

    I don't understand why that isn't so with the Android UI. And, if you look at the icons on the pages... the actual square needed to put the icon there is usually a lot bigger than the icon itself. The only things I have seen that let you put more stuff on the pages are the Android tablets... even the Dell Streak which has a 5" screen and is still a phone can put more stuff on the page. I also saw a awesome hack for the iPad which you can get a crap load more icons and pages. So I am hoping that there will be a hack for this in the future... I will even root the phone if I have to.
     

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  2. mrk

    mrk Well-Known Member

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    There are hacks, and it's not a big deal to root. But yes, it should work like that natively--pretty stupid that it doesn't.
     
  3. dr g

    dr g Well-Known Member

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    Hacks or root not needed, there are all kinds of widgets that do this.
     
  4. flukeSG2

    flukeSG2 Well-Known Member

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    Any one kind enough to name a few of these widgets or hacks for root to do this?
     
  5. seigex

    seigex Well-Known Member

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    what are you comparing the Evo to? The Evo's resolution isn't higher than most 3.5" phones just the screen is bigger.... the Droid X however does have a higher resolution but I think they try to keep the icons from becoming too small on a phone so you can still see them ....

    screen size will never change anything more than making the icons bigger as long as the resolution stays the same
     
  6. baizej

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    No the Evo's resolution is just under twice most 3.5" phones. The HTC Hero is 3.2" at 320x480(180 PPI) and the EVO is 4.3 at 480x800(217 PPI).
     
  7. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    I use and love More Icons. Started with free, paid for it only cause I was so pleased.
     
  8. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like all the permissions this app requests to install..

    * Your location
    coarse (network-based) location
    * Your personal information
    read Browser's history and bookmarks, read contact data
    * Netowork communication
    full Internet access
    * Services that cost you money
    directly call phone numbers
    * System tools
    modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping
    * Hardware controls
    control vibrator
     
  9. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love VIP Member

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    I do this too. If I find an app that I can't live without, I will pay for the full version, unlike my cheap family.:rolleyes:
     
  10. newone757

    newone757 Well-Known Member

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    I can have up to 8x8 on adw launcher. I use 5x4
     
  11. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just bought that and it does what I want, but it's just a shame I had to pay $2 for it. Oh well... i'm happy with it.
     
  12. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

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    Just bought More Icons. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  13. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    One of the few apps I pimp for. You are very welcome.
     

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