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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    +1 for Nova launcher. It will give you home screen rotation and a whole lot of other features.
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Note that if rooted, you can use 'exposed app settings' to change launcher's orientation from default to normal.

    It works great on my nexus 4!
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    How do I get this done?
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Zuro View Post
    Note that if rooted, you can use 'exposed app settings' to change launcher's orientation from default to normal.

    It works great on my nexus 4!
    You don't need to be rooted; you can simply use Nova Launcher.
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Yeah some really obnoxious replies. The guy wants his home screen to rotate. I want my home screen to be in landscape when in my car dock, end off. I use Nova launcher and it works great and no all the widgets and shortcuts are fine when rotated
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    It is very simple.Home screen is locked from rotation because when you receive a phone call and talk the ear piece should be at top and mouth piece at the bottom.If the home screen is rotated this will be disturbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nandaaft View Post
    It is very simple.Home screen is locked from rotation because when you receive a phone call and talk the ear piece should be at top and mouth piece at the bottom.If the home screen is rotated this will be disturbed.
    Do you have eyes on the side of your head?
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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Quote Originally Posted by nandaaft View Post
    It is very simple.Home screen is locked from rotation because when you receive a phone call and talk the ear piece should be at top and mouth piece at the bottom.If the home screen is rotated this will be disturbed.
    I don't think your home screen affects the position of the microphone and speaker on your phone.

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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Probably I have not explained properly.When you hold your phone in portrait mode and the wallpaper is upright the speaker is at the top and microphone at bottom.If the phone is rotated upside down and if the wall paper is also rotated the speaker goes down and microphone goes up.The wall paper remains upright
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    I don't think your home screen affects the position of the microphone and speaker on your phone.

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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Quote Originally Posted by nandaaft View Post
    Probably I have not explained properly.When you hold your phone in portrait mode and the wallpaper is upright the speaker is at the top and microphone at bottom.If the phone is rotated upside down and if the wall paper is also rotated the speaker goes down and microphone goes up.The wall paper remains upright
    So you're saying the user might get confused as to which side the speaker is and which side the mic is? I see your point. Though I think it's better to at least give the option to allow the home screen to rotate.

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    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Exactly. On most phones this is not aviable. Thats exactly why this would be great feature. Most users use theirs smartphones as mini tablets these days, thus landscape oriented. So this is huge inconvinience, when i go back to homescreen to Turnsomething on. They should add this as optional switchable setting
  12. #37  

    Default Re: Why is homescreen roatation turned off?! Nexus 7 can do it

    Great little app, but I agree with the OP in that it shouldn't be disabled just because it's a phone - it *is* a *smart* phone, right? So let it be smart, rather than *just* a phone.
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