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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Billyom7, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Billyom7

    Billyom7 Lurker
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    Hello all. Not sure if it has been posted already. But if you use the A100 in landscape position with the volume and landscape lock button on the bottom and round notification/home on the left.. viewing angles is greatly improved all around. Give it a try.
     



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  2. AndreQ

    AndreQ Newbie

    You're right. It is somewhat better, but not a "fix". It's still poor compared to other, similar devices.
     
  3. fonewiz

    fonewiz Newbie

    Wow, that works! Great find!

    In fact, it seems that the only bad way to hold it is in the portrait position with the home button on the right. All three other methods of holding it GREATLY improve viewing angle. That's just nuts!

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. 84guy

    84guy Well-Known Member

    i noticed that right after i bought it, but it sucks that some apps force you to flip it around. wish they saw this as they made them and flipped the screens
     
  5. mgordon1100

    mgordon1100 Lurker

    You know, I didn't even notice that. All I know is that I read about the screen issue before I bought it. I didn't really think that it was going to be a problem for me, but that was proven false right away. Then I caught this thread and was thrilled to see that all other sides were just fine. Don't know how I missed it.

    Anyhow, it's got to be a software thing that dictates which landscape position is correct. Apps are probably taking their cue from the OS. So, given that this is sort of an issue, and it can be remedied by flipping the device over, then can't they change the default up/down position in the next update? Of course they can, so how do we tell them that it should be included?

    [edit]
    It just dawned on me as I was reading the post back, that the biggest issue with changing the default position is the camera location. Not necessarily the front, but the rear. Maybe it would be beneficial to have a setting to change the defaults. I suppose it's too close to the release of 4.0 for it to be included in that, but maybe a near future point release. By the way, Mobo is defaulted with screen rotation locked. There's a setting to release it. I just found that out, perhaps other apps have a setting as well.
     
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