I’m probably going to out my ignorance here, but I don’t know the answer to this question. So I thought i’d give this a shot.
There’s a news post about app compatibility on the phone, and much of the emphasis seems to be focused on how well they display. It occurred to me that if I take my computer monitor and turn it sideways, switch to portrait mode in the display settings, and then adjust my resolution to be as close as I can get to the Librem 5’s, I’ll pretty much have a giant phone screen. In this orientation, apps and programs seem to adjust themselves to the new resolution fairly well, at least as far as staying within the constraints of the monitor is concerned. I can run apps and programs in fullscreen mode or even maximized, and they’ll fit themselves to my screen.
So with this in mind, I guess the question is how is that different on the phone? Can it not just be set to portrait mode by default and let the OS handle everything? Or does the issue lie more with spacing everything out properly as opposed to going off the side of the screen as seen in some of the videos posted around here? Or am I missing something completely?