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Capacitive Buttons!

  1. softcookie7
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    softcookie7 , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I knew it! Thank you OPO for making this happen! No more screen size being cropped due to the On Screen Android buttons, how do you guys feel about this?
     

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  2. noor440
    Froyo Apr 23, 2014


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  3. OneOver Zero
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 23, 2014

    OneOver Zero , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I hope they can be made completely invisible when not slighted. I completely dislike capacitive buttons.

    Edit : haha, I meant "enlightened" not "slighted"... :)
     
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  4. softcookie7
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    softcookie7 , Apr 23, 2014 :
    How so? It is much better than on screen buttons, they do not take up space!
     

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  5. ArseFly
    Eclair Apr 23, 2014


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  6. OneOver Zero
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 23, 2014

    OneOver Zero , Apr 23, 2014 :
    But they cannot be customized, and I oftem touch them by accident.
     

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  7. softcookie7
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    softcookie7 , Apr 23, 2014 :
    You may be right
     

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  8. OneOver Zero
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 23, 2014

    OneOver Zero , Apr 23, 2014 :
    Well, everybody has other preferences, so I hope they are completely invisible when I use on screen buttons instead.
     

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  9. Jobayer
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    Jobayer , Apr 23, 2014 :
    Thanx to those buttons the phone is taller , also now there is immersion mode no need for captive buttons -_-
     

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  10. boostedthunder
    Honeycomb Apr 23, 2014

    boostedthunder , Apr 23, 2014 :
    Android is WAY pass the Gingerbread stage....On Screen buttons now don't take up any space as they can be recessed at any time.

    ^^^ What he said
     

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  11. boostedthunder
    Honeycomb Apr 23, 2014

    boostedthunder , Apr 23, 2014 :
    This guy gets it
     

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  12. hidsugiura
    Honeycomb Apr 23, 2014

    hidsugiura , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I think the capacitive buttons are there since you might as well use that giant football pitch sized space under the screen.

    In other words, the space is there for other components anyway so they might as well put capacitive buttons there and free up space on the screen.

    Phones like mine (G2) have fullscreen mods to remove the on-screen buttons so this does the same thing.
     

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  13. DragonscourgeX
    Eclair Apr 23, 2014

    DragonscourgeX , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I would have much prefer on screen. I see a lot of people forget about immersion mode on 4.4. I know not every app supports this and a lot of people are not on 4.4 yet. But this phone I believe is...and it's running a CM build..they could have made their own "immersion" mode if they wanted to. But now....it's pointless with physical buttons. But, I will assume, due to the two bottom speakers, they needed the room...so they decided to do something with the space. But, this could have been solve with not putting two bottom speakers...front facing speaks would have been better.
     

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  14. Seadra
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    Seadra , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I prefer buttons take the screen space(I can disable them with PIE controls later on) but capacitive buttons will always be there no matter what. So disappointing.
     

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  15. Jobayer
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    Jobayer , Apr 23, 2014 :
    I know right i wouldn't mind a longer phone because of front faceing speaker
     

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  16. mamosixx
    Jelly Bean Apr 23, 2014


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  17. DragonscourgeX
    Eclair Apr 23, 2014

    DragonscourgeX , Apr 23, 2014 :
    Yea. Plus...bottom facing run the risk of being muffle by your hands when you hold it in landscape. But...for a the price point they are going for. Can't knock them to hard. I'll have to wait for reviews to roll in before I decide to buy or not.
     

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  18. Jobayer
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    Jobayer , Apr 23, 2014 :
    They could have saved money by removing the speak on the top, also captive buttons , and put one of those speak up and one down :3
     

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  19. Jobayer
    Gingerbread Apr 23, 2014

    Jobayer , Apr 23, 2014 :
    They could have saved money by removing the speak on the top, also captive buttons , and put one of those speak up and one down :3
     

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  20. crazygooner1
    Cupcake Apr 23, 2014


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