Android Question FYI : force display ain't safe


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Just some advice here...

I received my mini USB hub yesterday so I was able to hook my Android TV stick with a wireless keyboard/touchpad dongle, a link to the pc, power for the HDMI>CVBS converter (only have an old CRT tv in this room).

So time to have test compitation I thought :)

I had an app that's being forced to portrait.

When I compile it to the stick it works but since that doesn't have a portrait mode it's displayed in landscape instead of being rotated so it looks kind of blown up.

I think we need extra checks in our apps to make sure proportional resizing becomes limited to prevent this behaviour when it is accidently run on such device.


work out both modes from the start which is extra work compared to focusing on 1 mode.