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    Default This is how ICS buttonless should have worked

    Swiping up from the bottom of the screen (just like you swipe down from the top for notifications) to show the buttons makes more sense, is cleaner and saves a lot of screen space:

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    pic no work.
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    Didn't work here either.....

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    Didn't work here either.....

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    That's weird. I'm looking at it now. Does this work?
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    Yes that link works. Also I don't believe it could be possible for the Nexus S because of the screen size ends where the capacitive touch buttons works
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    I like the idea in theory, I don't know how well it would work in practice without an off-screen gesture area (like the Palm Pre) to ensure that the upswipe worked correctly.
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    Works now and agreed, that looks so much better IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathsArrow View Post
    I like the idea in theory, I don't know how well it would work in practice without an off-screen gesture area (like the Palm Pre) to ensure that the upswipe worked correctly.
    What do you mean? It'd work exactly like notifications work right now. There's no gesture area above any Android phone, yet the notifications drop down when you swipe down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    What do you mean? It'd work exactly like notifications work right now. There's no gesture area above any Android phone, yet the notifications drop down when you swipe down.
    The notifications are part of the top bar, so you touch anywhere near the top of the screen and the pull down tab pops up. I see your point though, that same system should work at the bottom of the screen as well.

    Edit: They'd have to find a way to deal with full-screen games that block the top bar and don't allow the notification pulldown to work.
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    Disagree, just one more step to do everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantheppes View Post
    Disagree, just one more step to do everything.

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    But:

    1. It's an extra step whenever you're in an app anyways because the buttons all become dots and you have to click the bar to show them again (in case they have an extra menu button and you need to know which it is)

    If you think this is simple, I saw even the google guys in the demos accidentally click the wrong "dot" when the main buttons were hidden and there's only three right now. (Personally I think it's bad usability to make them all the same icon)

    2. You get more screen real-estate which can be great for a lot of apps and especially browsers
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    But:

    1. It's an extra step whenever you're in an app anyways because the buttons all become dots and you have to click the bar to show them again (in case they have an extra menu button and you need to know which it is)

    If you think this is simple, I saw even the google guys in the demos accidentally click the wrong "dot" when the main buttons were hidden and there's only three right now. (Personally I think it's bad usability to make them all the same icon)

    2. You get more screen real-estate which can be great for a lot of apps and especially browsers
    I don't believe the buttons disappear. Just watched the Verge hands on to check, buttons stay visible.

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    Also, Google confirmed on phones with actual buttons, such as the Nexus S, ICS will not use software buttons, but will use the hardware ones instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantheppes View Post
    I don't believe the buttons disappear. Just watched the Verge hands on to check, buttons stay visible.

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    Actually, it was in google's presentation. Duarte mentioned the buttons turning into dots (just like they do on honeycomb) as a benefit.
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    That would drive me crazy because I am really OCD about the buttons lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by rosser View Post
    That would drive me crazy because I am really OCD about the buttons lol
    I'm just plain OCD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rem_kujawa View Post
    I'm just plain OCD.
    Same here haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by rem_kujawa View Post
    I'm just plain OCD.
    I'm CDO.... It's like OCD, but alphabetical, the way it's supposed to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bujin View Post
    I'm CDO.... It's like OCD, but alphabetical, the way it's supposed to be.
    Touche

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