I have android device LG E400 which has only two types of orientation first one is Portrait and Second is Landscape. It works on 90° Orientation(Left Landscape), 270° Orientation (Right landscape). Why can't it rotate in 180° (Bottom side to Top ). Why Android OS couldn't have made that feature yet?

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    Android does handle 180 degree rotation. Your manufacturer's ROM or launcher must be preventing it. Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 20:07
  • Exactly. If you try Cyanogenmod (for example) you'll be able to rotate 0, 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 21:50

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Some phones do not support 180° rotation because it is not supported by the rom. A lot of manufacturers prevent 180° rotation I believe for sake of simplicity. Theoretically, you only need one landscape mode and one portrait mode for basic functionality.

To fix this 'problem' you could install a custom rom that supports 180° rotation. Alternatively, you could root your phone, install the Xposed framework, and install a module that will enable all rotations. I have also heard that there are apps that let you do this but I have not used any myself and therefore cannot confirm if they work or not.

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