If i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.
First of all I would like to inform you that I found good solution - small prog. My Screen Orientation from OVI. You CAN NOT turn off portrait mode in Nokia 701 in the phone setting. Instead you can turn off lanscape mode only. My Screen Orientation can set lanscape/portrait mode for any appl. Its so strange that Symbian Belle has not this ability... Nokia support team you are fired
2011-11-24 0:59 - edited 2011-11-24 1:06
This is exactly the same for Symbian S^3 and Anna. Turning of orientation sensor locks phone in portrait-mode (disables landscape as you write).
There's also from:
Lantarnsoft --> PhoneRotate
Alexander Fokin --> quickRotate
also both available in OVI-store.
You can't expect Nokia to pamper every user. There's room to improve the OS, yes indeed. But Nokia provides the necessary information to developpers so they can should/could fill-in the gaps of missing OS-features. It's called 'opportunity'. Why complain?
At least in Symbian you get the complete, honest info and the tools to make an app yourself. Apple, Google and Microsoft keep vital information to themselves to deliberatly get a tight grip on their OS (features). This is so they can gradually add the missing features into new devices and forcing people to buy new phones regularly.
Than you very much for explanation that Nokia cant pamper every user... Unfortunately I did not understand why Nokia can not fix orientation mistake in Symbian Belle / Anna. For me is also unclear why third-party software should pamper Nokia for solution of this problem.
Maybe not only nokia support team should be fired
2011-12-02 23:00 - edited 2011-12-02 23:20
It's not a mistake, so there is nothing to fix.
It's a feature you want, that isn't there .. .there is a huge difference.
The option to be able to turn of portrait mode is probably very low on the request list I suspect.
I have never before your post heard of anyone wanting to use their phone in only landscape mode ever.... I'm not saying it's wrong to want that , but I suspect it is not a feature requested very often.
So my point is,.....it's not a mistake by Nokia to not include a feature you personally want.
There is always personal preferences, and it is impossible to make everyone happy, so you aim to make a majority happy, and add the most requested features first. Adding the option you ask for would not make a huge impact for the user, you don't need to use it if you don't want, so hopefully this is something Nokia will add in the future.
(One could argue that it is a mistake to not check if the phone has the features you want before buying it, but I wont do that ..or did I just do that anyway )
By the way third-party software is not pampering Nokia... they are making money by filling a void for some users. if the service they provide, that Nokia is not, is in huge demand they can even make huge amounts of money. ...just look at joikuspot as an example. Joikuspot's technology is even included now on the N9 because their solution is that good, and so highly requested.
Apple by the way have made a huge profit on their iPhone that is practically useless on it's own, because you need to download applications to do anything most Nokia phones can do from the start.
As developer for Nokia you have freedom to develop what you want. You can choose to sell your application through the Nokia store and reach a bigger audience, and for this Nokia will take a small part of your profits, or you can if you want, sell your application on your own site and earn everything for yourself ...
With Apple you have no such freedom unless you only cater to jailbroken phones. And if you choose the Apple App store your application can be banned for no reason at any time .... or worse Apple will ban it and steal your idea and months later add it like their own solution ...this has happend more then once and you earn nothing. And if you are approved in their store, Apple wants a much bigger take of your profits then Nokia
I see that you did not use 701 as a personal phone. I have only one reason to ask for this program - abnormal and unpredictable switching of orientation by Nokia 701’s sensor… It’s not only my problem – you can find a lot of similar posts on this site if you use magic word “orientation” for search.
Some words about Nokia software. You blame Apple for “because you need to download applications to do anything most Nokia phones can do from the start”. Unfortunately it is a half of truth. All users of Symbian Belle have no “from the start” and can’t download for any money such important applications as Skype and Google Maps. All users 701 also download Opera and Swype and don’t use Nokia browser and standard input. Sorry ..
You could explain me that Nokia is not responsible for Skype, Google Maps or Fring (also incompatible with Belle). There is old proverb: A fish rots from the head down. Management of Nokia should understand that the only Nokia is responsible for compatibility of new Symbian and leading communication software. I had Nokia E71 (good!) , Nokia E72 (bad! memory is not enough for new Symbian revision) and have Nokia 701 now. It’s sad to say but 701 has 50%-60% of capability of E71 now. But there is a good news for Nokia – competitors don’t realize how important for customers is an operation time or “ last reason to buy Nokia phone” : )
you do not need to pay money for getting Google Maps for Nokia701.
Just go to http://m.google.com and download all Google applications for Symbian you like including Google Maps.
Google Maps v.4.1.1 is running fine and without any problem on my Nokia 701. (Firmware version 111.010.1009). Of course Google Maps for Symbian does not include voice navigation but this is also the case for your beloved E71 or E72.
2011-12-03 23:27 - edited 2011-12-03 23:45
I'm not blaming anyone. ... you are
I think you need to understand that the creator of an application is responsible for their application. Not the developer of the system someone else decided to make their application for ...
Nokia is not responsible for example the fact that Skype has not made video calling possible. It is Skype's fault .. not Nokia. and other applications can do videocalling to Skype , but Skype has not.
If you create an application for an operating system, and this operating system change for some reason. It is in your best interest as developer to create a new version. ...otherwise you are letting your customers down...
If i understand it correctly you wanted the phone to always stay in landscape mode, at all times. and you felt it was a mistake that this optinon is not possible.
..only thread i find about this is this one.
Abnormal behaviour of the screen orientaiton is a totally diffrent thing... if the sensor is not working correctly ...there is a possible hardware issue.
But the fact that the screen orientation behaviour is not working correctly is not what you talked about before. You complained about the option to only lock in portrait and not landscape, and that turning of sensors would set the phone for normal use, protrait mode only, and not landscape mode only