Nerds 2 You, on Sep 16 2010, 14:51, said:
Sounds like a great idea, be really vague about what the buttons do so people will get really frustrated with the device and decide the iPhone is better. Great suggestion Mr. Jobs, but I see what you are trying to do here.
Seriously, that is the dumbest suggestion I have ever heard.
Without being quite as harsh, I completely agree. Symbol buttons are great when their use is application/context sensitive, in the case of consoles or softkeys for example. You can make the button do whatever seems relevant at the time.
These buttons, however, have a set and defined purpose. Home is indeed for home. Back is indeed for back. These buttons are universally used throughout the whole of Android so giving them obscure symbols makes no sense whatsoever.
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