How about faster orientation switching, like on iPhones?

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  1. Rocky

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    Hey, guys. I wonder if anyone else here thinks that Android phones have slower orientation switches than iPhones (you know, when it goes from portrait to landscape view and visceversa). I'm on my 4th MotoDroid and as far as I remember they've all taken about the same to switch in normal operating conditions.

    Does anybody know of an app or any tweak that can be done to kick it up a notch? I'd appreciate it if someone does and share it with me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Rocky
     
  2. Brucew0617

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    As I remembered that the orientation switches is really not so fast as iPhone, I just had a compare with my incredible s and iPhone 4.
     
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    i turned mine off, it would go upside down too often, so i do without it.
     
  4. Rocky

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    Yeah, I'd rather look for a way to boost a bit that switch. So far nothing on the Market have I found, even for rooted phones.
     
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    My Bionic doesnt quite look as slick as my ipod ..(running 4.2.1) .. seems it has fewer frames of animation or whatever that is... but each go aboit same speed and recognize the time to change in same timeframe...

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC w/ Th3ory Purity ROM using DroidForums
     
  6. Rocky

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    Really? From what I can remember the Android phones take about twice as long to rotate. I'll double check, but I'm pretty sure that's a fact.
     
  7. dezymond

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    Well depends which phone you're comparing. The original droid was indeed quite slow at switching orientation, but today's Android phone switch quickly. My Incredible takes about 2 seconds to switch orientation so about a second slow than an i4s, but then again that's single core vs dual core, and I'm running 3 widgets on one screen.

    Orientation is about polish, and iOS is definitely more polished than Android.
     
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    Hopefully ICS changes that.
     
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    Who knows. Hopefully the software has caught up to the hardware. ICS isn't supposed to be fragmented like 2.2+ is and hopefully it becomes a more seamless OS like iOS between devices without it being locked down like iOS. Looking forward to getting a Nexus and then receiving ICS on my xoom.:hail:
     
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    How do I turn off orientation switching? Thanks, Jim.
     
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    Isn't this a pretty major difference though between, iPhone and Android phones. With no widgets, iPhone only has rows of icons to switch.
     
  12. Rocky

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    I have a Droid III (like it says on my User info area) and, other than that, I'm pretty happy with it. Well, actually I remember that even when I'm switching between screens I can see a difference between how responsive the iPhones are to the touch as compared to the Android phones I've owned (the D1, 2 and 3).

    Anyhow, I was just hoping there was a tweak or something to make the phone more responsive. Maybe there ain't one -- yet.

    I've seen apps in the Market that should give you the power to do that. Maybe search for "orientation switch"; I'm pretty sure I did that and saw the apps I'm talking 'bout.
     
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