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How to Enable Landscape Orientation in the Nexus 7’s Home Screen Launcher and Apps

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Google’s Nexus 7 combines both phone and tablet user interfaces.For the Nexus 7,Google has specifically created a very different combination of User Interfaces whereby the placement of the virtual buttons is completely different from the predecessor Android tablets.

Like the Galaxy Nexus,the Home Screen Launcher in the the Nexus 7 is fixed in the portrait mode and has the virtual buttons at the bottom of the screen,however when the user goes uses the landscape mode for example,in landscape-orientated applications and games eg Dead Trigger,the virtual buttons will remain at the bottom unlike in the Galaxy Nexus.

The Developers Fame It have created an Application named Ultimate Rotation Control,this is an application that enables the user to use the Home Screen Launcher and other Applications in Landscape Orientation,designed for those users who would prefer to use the Nexus 7  with landscape orientation instead of the portrait orientation.

Ultimate Rotation Control negates the already pre-set Orientation settings and thereby forcing the user’s tablet to use the user’s own Orientation choice.


There are 10 different variations that can be used.The following are some of them:

  • automatic-this enables the user to use the mode as built-in by Android
  • forced auto-whereby the mode chosen by the application are over ruled,for example to remain in portrait mode
  • lock-whereby the screen is locked in the current setting
  • Portrait-whereby it is locked in the portrait orientation
  • Landscape-whereby it is locked in the landscape orientation

You can also set the Orientation as required separately for all applications according to your own requirement to avoid the problem of some applications not working properly as a result of them being forced to be opened in a specific orientation.

After the application has been installed and set-up,the user will notice that it is present in the notification drawer in addition to a widget present on the home screen,thereby allowing the user to easily change the settings as required.

This Ultimate Rotation Control is available at the Google Play Store,for $0.99,however there is a free 7-day trial version available,for those who want to try it out.Ultimate Rotation Control can be used on any Android Device from the 1.6 Donut to the 4.1 Jelly Bean.

To download the Ultimate Rotation Control follow the link given below:

Google Play Store.


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