View Poll Results: Remove dedicated Home/Menu/Back/Search buttons?
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- 01-24-2011, 04:19 PM #2
Absolutely not for me. It's one reason I don't like iOS -- believe it or not, it's TOO simple for me. I love having the dedicated Menu/Back/Home buttons (and usually search). I understand Honeycomb may be eliminating the need for this on Tablets, but I don't see it being as effective on phones due to the smaller screen.
- 01-24-2011, 04:24 PM #3
It doesn't really matter to me (wasn't a choice in the poll).
I've seen some cheesy (cheap feeling) buttons on a couple of devices, and some that were quite small (making them hard to use). When comparing devices, I ended up going with the Mesmerize without any hard buttons.
The only issue I have with the soft buttons is having to guess where each button actually is when it is dark. Once they light up, I'm fine. If there was a small bump in between each button, it would make it a lot easier to find, though.
- 01-24-2011, 05:10 PM #5
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- 01-26-2011, 01:59 PM #11
- 01-26-2011, 05:30 PM #12
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- 01-26-2011, 05:45 PM #15
For me, that's one of the things I envision when you say "Android". It's also a very efficient way to navigate. Keep the buttons. Weather they're capacitive or hard, just let them stay. It really annoys me when a company leaves out the search button on a phone.
- 01-26-2011, 05:50 PM #16
I wasn't in favor for them when I first bought the DX but kind of got use to them. I wouldn't mind an all capacitive touchscreen phone. One of the reasons I'm looking forward to the Bionic or TB. As far as the search button, I think I used it once just to try it out. For me there's no need for it... I can easily access the web from my browsers homescreen icon. I guess its good if you don't have your browsers home screen set to google but I think most people have it set to google.
I guess I'm in the minority here... :-) I don't know why that real estate can't be used as part of the screen, and the user defines which buttons are displayed. To me, that's part of the "openness" of the Android system.
Perhaps a part of my "issue" is that my buttons hardly ever light up making them hard to see, yeah I know... we know what button is there, but I'd still light to have it lit. I don't think my ambient light sensor is working the way it's supposed to...
- 01-26-2011, 06:11 PM #18
I dont mind it with not hard buttons, as i have two phones that only have volume and the power button as hard buttons. But i do like them from time to time.Personal: Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE, Nexus 7 16gb tablet
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- 01-26-2011, 06:31 PM #19
- 01-26-2011, 08:43 PM #20
I have an Archos 43 Internet tablet and having the soft buttons causes problems with some applications. My understanding it depends on how the developers write it but some don't call for the available screen size and do the whole screen size. Then you get application buttons covered by the android soft buttons.
- 01-27-2011, 12:33 AM #21
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- 01-27-2011, 12:42 AM #22
I hardly EVER use the search button. I actually have never used it. I am going to now............... okay 1 time in my life now :P . I really only use the home, back, and menu button.
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- 01-27-2011, 03:04 AM #23
- 02-06-2011, 12:53 AM #24
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Like most things it's personal, but I do like the buttons on my Desire.
If there's a bit of lag or a hang, it's nice to know "yes, the button has been pressed" instead of "Hmm, did that touch register?".
It has also made the noobs I help more comfortable to have a physical button to press.
- 02-06-2011, 01:01 AM #25