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Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

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Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Ok, so this technically affects anyone with a Z4 tablet (or any other Sony tablet) docked in some way in landscape mode - in my case I'm using the Sony bluetooth keyboard that case with my LTE Z4.

 

The following Sony-supplied apps don't want to switch to landscape mode and make my rather expensive tablet look very silly:

 

  • Privilege Plus
  • Xperia Lounge
  • What's New

I know what the mods are going to say - that these apps were "designed for phones" and should be viewed in portrait mode.  But ... they were supplied as standard with my UK Z4... And as for undocking the keyboard and rotating the device... Well that's possible of course but undocking the Bluetooth keyboard is not the easiest thing to do.

 

So come on Sony; why can't your branded apps run in landscape mode?

 

(BTW, there's a contact address for Privilege Plus in the app - I've contacted them over this matter - awaiting a reply)

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Emperor
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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

@JonC

 

It has been requested before, I agree with you, don't forget to contact Sony directly, I'll try to escalate this. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Hi uliwooly

 

Thanks for your reply.  I contacted Sony directly after, using slightly modified text from the original posting.  I got back...

 

"May I ask what issues you are facing when trying to use the applications in landscape?"

 

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, so I sent back:

 

IMG_20151027_170900.jpg

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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Nice.

I have been thinking the same but not bothered to raise it as an issue. The reason being that Sony still will not see it as an issue despite your picture.
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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Well thanks a bundle Privilege Plus ... not.

 

Thank you for your email. 
 
Unfortunately rotation to landscape is only available when your play content. 
 
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
Kind regards, 
The Privilege Plus Team  
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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

There you go. As I predicated. What a wonderful, helpful and customer focused company they are.

Emperor
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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

@Ian1234 @JonC

 

I've escalated this, lets wait.




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Sony have already replied, but obvioulsy you think you have more influence than a paying customer.....

Emperor
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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

@Ian1234

 

Wow, , I'm trying to help here, there's no need for antagonism, but have it your way and do mind the forum guidelines

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Welcome/Discussion-guidelines/m-p/349678#U349678




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Xperia Z4 and Sony Apps in landscape mode

Please explain why you can help? Sony have already given a response. Do you some influence over Sony that a paying customer does not? If you do how can others get this extra influence?