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With all the extra space, DROID should have 5 rows not 4

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pinesal, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm coming from the G1 where the screen was smaller and it made sense to have 4 rows. The Droid, however has a bigger screeen and more pixels, so it now has large gaps between rows.

    There needs to be a fifth row for widgets and icons. Anyone agree?

    Hopefully Google or a third party home app will fix this.

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  2. Benny879

    Benny879 Well-Known Member

    The reason why there is only 4 rows is so that everything can fit on the screen in landscape mode. Open your keyboard while your home screen is open and notice how "squished" everything gets. I wish they would give an option to turn off the home landscape mode so you can fit more rows in portrait.
  3. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Aw yes. I see that now. I guess the Droid screen is disproportionately long compared to other Android devices.

    A home replacement app can still handle this.
  4. aaron5610

    aaron5610 Member

    I agree that we could use more room on the home screen. I know you can get a 3rd party app to give you more home screens. The reason I think it is set up the way it is by default is because Android runs on phones manufactured by many different OEM's with different screen sizes. Like you said the G1 has a smaller screen and the Droid has a larger one. Also the phone may not run as fast or as smoothly with a large UI.
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    The app, Home++ beta allows up to 7 desktops. If you can't fit every thing you want on 7 screens, then I don't know what to tell ya. ;)
  6. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i'm using dxtop already, the best home app imo.
  7. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    ooo.. i'll plug "Apps Organizer"! lets you organize all your apps and lets you make custom icon shortcuts to them..

    really helped me cut down the icons on the main screens... i see this program being better than 'better cut' in a few updates.....(if they add direct shortcuts) right now it will shortcut to a group of apps you have tagged with a custom icon of your choice.

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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