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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teikyo30, May 30, 2011.

  1. teikyo30

    teikyo30 Newbie
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    It works fine for web browsing and one or two other things, but nothing else. My ipod if you turn it upside down it turns the video that's playing 180 degrees. Or even 90 degrees if you turn it the long way. And even with games my ipod with flip it 180 degrees.

    The issue was I was trying to stand it up and charge it but the usb port is on the bottom, so I figured if I flipped it 180 degrees my movie would flip 180 degrees. I was shaking it gently and everything but it wouldn't flip.


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  2. CJeep

    CJeep Newbie

    Are you sure there is a problem? Some things, like movies, will not work in portrait mode. It would be tiny. If your browser rotates, the accelerometer is working fine.
  3. teikyo30

    teikyo30 Newbie
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    I'm not worried about portrait mode, but it won't switch landscapes. So let's say you have it so the volume button is on the top and rotate it 180 degrees so the usb is now on the top: still landscape but my phone won't switch. So if I want to charge it and watch a movie I can't because the plug is in the way (don't have a dash mount yet). On my ipod I can.

    Same with games: if i have angry birds in landscape and flip the phone 180 degrees it's upside down. It won't switch. On the ipod it will flip 180 degrees because it's still landscape mode.
  4. Jrocker23

    Jrocker23 Android Enthusiast

    The phone does not flip video or anything upside down.

    If you have landscape mode where the charger port is located on the lower right corner, it should flip videos that way.

    If the charger port is on top in the upper left corner, it wont do anything even though that is a landscape mode, its seeing the phone as upside down.
  5. The_Superhoo

    The_Superhoo Android Enthusiast


    You can get things like messengers (ie Google Talk, Tweetdeck, etc.) to turn upside down on landscape, but not games/videos
  6. teikyo30

    teikyo30 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Right! Exactly what I'm saying. It's frustrating. I seriously have a lot less use to flip it over when I'm typing than when I'm watching movies, but I suppose it would probably work the way I want it to for youtube videos, but i'm more interested for movies in my car while i'm charging. I need that dash mount. Maybe that will help since it can stay in the position it cooperates in. But it'd be nice since Apple can do it. Finding out Droid DOESN'T is like getting kicked.
  7. Jrocker23

    Jrocker23 Android Enthusiast

    If you did a 180 turn with charger on top, your volume buttons would be on bottom and covered. There are a few options to help you with this. I know some roms do this if you are rooted.
  8. teikyo30

    teikyo30 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I haven't even jailbroken my ipod yet. lol. To be honest, I'm a Windows guy and stay away from Linux (although I did learn how to use Backtrack the other day :).

    I don't really want to root the phone if it will void the warranty or protection plan I have with Verizon. I guess it's just one of those funny things about the Thunderbolt.
  9. Ssith

    Ssith Android Enthusiast

    it's been a known issue, and (at least in my opinion) a flaw in the design that the charger port is on the bottom, removing the ability to charge while watching movies or gaming with the kickstand out.
  10. teikyo30

    teikyo30 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I agree 100%
  11. CJeep

    CJeep Newbie

    IMHO, they did this on purpose, so it could dock and charge and be in portrait mode.

    I think this was a mistake, of course. Good in theory, bad in practice. You would have to buy a dock (why have a kickstand?), and with so many differnt cases, a dock that grabbed the usb port would not fit all phones.
    Someone needs to make a slim thing, as long as the phone is tall, that connects the usb, has a cord out the side, and acts kind of like foot for the phone when in portrait and using the kickstand.
  12. odnerd

    odnerd Member

    Download MvideoPlayer and you can pick which way it flips the video...

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