So you are the proud owner of Nexus 7. And you have enjoyed the Android experience of the device. But have you noticed the device has some orientation issues?
Say you want to hook your slate to your home stereo. The headphone jack in the device is at the bottom, so using it in portrait or landscape mode is inconvenient. That’s when you notice that the device don’t support all kinds of orientations. We don’t mean to scare you. We are here to tell you a solution. And that solution is an app called Set Orientation.
You can download the app from Google Play Store for free and it is very simple to use. So simple, you don’t even have to root the device to get the orientation issues right. Set Orientation app supports all kinds of orientations, including reverse (upside-down) and sensor-based orientations
When you open the app you get a list of orientation options and if you want it to automatically rotate to whatever orientation you’re using, go on to select ‘Automatic’. With this automatic setting, you will be able to see your Nexus 7 lock screen, home screen, and app drawer in landscape mode.
In addition to the automatic settings, Set Orientation will compel your device to have all sorts of different orientation scenarios.
However, we did feel that a couple of things could be improved in the app. One, there’s no option to get it started on device start-up. So in order to get your automatic orientation, you have to go and open up the app. In addition to that, when you have the app on, there’s a constant notification in the status bar which lets you know that you have Set Orientation on. We hope there’s an option to turn that off.
And two, having Set Orientation turned on when playing games brings in some serious stumbling in the game play. There are many possibilities with Set Orientation, but we think there is a lot of room for improvement.