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Google Navigation Landscape mode Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mx7, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. mx7

    mx7 Well-Known Member
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    Question: Can Google Navigation be put into landscape mode while holding the phone in a way that the home/menu buttons are on the left side?

    Background...

    I bought a mount that holds the phone in landscape mode with the home/menu buttons on the left side as pictured below.

    Unfortunately, Google Navigation does not go into landscape mode in that position. The phone must be held sideways so that the home/menu buttons are on the right side (which is mount is not meant to support even though its possible.)

    Thanks

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  2. scl23enn4m3

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    No, it doesn't if you are looking to mount that on your dash like that. But I believe that mount was made to attach to your windshield, meaning it would be mounted upside down as of that picture putting the buttons on the right side. In that case, GMaps does orient itself in landscape that way.
     
  3. NicksGarage

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    Can't you just turn the phone the other way? The phone is pretty symetrical. The only thing I can think of is that the volume buttons might interfere with the clip.
     
  4. Bnice

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    Or get a mount that rotates.
     
  5. mx7

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    I was hoping there was some type of a tweak that would allow the app to go into landscape mode in that position.

    Thanks for the input folks.
     
  6. novox77

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    actually, flipping the phone the other way would cause the volume buttons to be quite clear of any clips.
     
  7. mx7

    mx7 Well-Known Member
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    Cant flip the phone; tab presses on the lower volume button. I wouldn't have created this thread if that wasn't the case.
     
  8. ShaneV

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    I think Froyo allows you to rotate either direction.
     
  9. mx7

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    Can you double check this please? I'm installing the mount on my motorcycle and you'll save me an hour's worth of work...
     
  10. Skywing

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    Just find a custom ROM, Baked Snack 9.7 does it.
     
  11. mx7

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    Can you confirm that Froyo allows for landscape mode when the phone is turned either way?
     
  12. Babbit

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    Froyo itself allows for rotating both ways. The 270 degree orientation was one of the features. However, I can not 100% confirm that it works with Google Maps. You need to ask a Nexus One owner to try it out.
     
  13. uniquenameEVO

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    I've also "heard" this. I can't confirm...but I can confirm it is something I have seen a few places.

    Nice looking mount.
     
  14. Shawnz

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    Could you simply trim the clip some or is the interfeerence REAL bad?

    I have 2 of these in the mail, I guess i'll find out soon enough.
     
  15. Neitherfanboy

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    Didn't I read that Froyo will let you go landscape in either direction? (if so, that would solve this)
     
  16. NicksGarage

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    The problem is that the app itself needs to support it from what I understand. I don't know if it just needs to support rotation or if it needs to support 360 rotation.

    How good of a mount can that be if they don't even know which way the phone needs to be installed? I got a $15 bean bag mount that clamps the phone in so it works in any direction. Not sure I'd trust it to keep my evo attached to a motorcycle.
     
  17. ShaneV

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    Just updated to Froyo and can confirm Google Nav works in landscape mode both ways.
     
  18. NicksGarage

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    Yep, me too. Sprint Nav works both ways too.
     
  19. fourgee

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    I use Velcro. It's not sexy, not cool but works great. I don't have a flat place on the dash of my Mustang (I do in my truck) so I installed a PanaVise Pedestal with a piece of Velcro were the mount would go. It also works great.
     
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