by Darcy LaCouvee, 4 years ago
The Wall Street Journal posted its own story about the supposed September 23rd launch date for the first Google Android OS based smartphone, courtesy of HTC and T-Mobile. While the story doesn’t mention the T-Mobile…
Praise be to the gods of open source. It appears that some smart fella has put together an app for the T-Mobile G1 that handles automatic screen rotation based on the accelerometer instead of only rotating the screen when the keyboard is exposed.
That should make a lot of folks happy as they are web browsing and doing things on their G1s (the browser doesn’t support the auto-rotate function). Better yet, the app also gives you a way to reboot your phone or to remount the Linux /system directory as read/write or read-only – something useful for people digging around a bit more than the typical user.
The needed software is available from the DroidSans website. You can see a video of the app in action after the jump.