11-21-2013 11:21 PM
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  1. Montymobile's Avatar
    +1 for Nova launcher. It will give you home screen rotation and a whole lot of other features.
    pugnuttt likes this.
    02-07-2013 07:34 AM
  2. Greg Zuro's Avatar
    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!
    02-08-2013 02:06 AM
  3. fla82685's Avatar
    How do I get this done?
    04-07-2013 09:22 PM
  4. return_0's Avatar
    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.
    04-07-2013 10:11 PM
  5. Montymobile's Avatar
    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
    04-08-2013 07:36 AM
  6. nandaaft's Avatar
    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.
    04-08-2013 03:11 PM
  7. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    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?
    04-08-2013 03:39 PM
  8. return_0's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    04-08-2013 05:19 PM
  9. nandaaft's Avatar
    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
    I don't think your home screen affects the position of the microphone and speaker on your phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    04-08-2013 07:45 PM
  10. return_0's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    S-Doo-1965 likes this.
    04-08-2013 10:03 PM
  11. Marek Mizera's Avatar
    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
    04-25-2013 06:02 PM
  12. raydlee msc's Avatar
    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.
    11-21-2013 11:21 PM
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