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Old January 12th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why Does AT&T Love Capacitive Buttons So Much?

I've been told ICS is going to do away with the search button anyway, so why would AT&T intentionally add an extra capacitive button to their version, while removing the physical home button? Did they remove the physical home button because it'd be too similar to the iPhone? Or is it because the US market is just super into capacitive buttons? Any ideas? Thanks for your time everyone.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's an "every American phone" thing. It's not an AT&T exclusive thing. I mean where were you when they released the Galaxy SII? The international SII has a physical home button, but all of the American carrier versions have capacitive buttons instead. Also, the Note is launching with Gingerbread, so they would need those capacitive buttons. And, even if it was launching with ICS, it doesn't necessarily mean no capacitive buttons. ICS just has the OPTION of having on screen buttons. You can read articles stating that ICS will work with capacitive buttons without the extra on-screen ones above it. We have seen mockups of ICS phones still sporting the capacitive buttons.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hopefully we have the option of not using the buttons
Go-Go Gadget, Apple. Just take your damn bouncy UI patent and shove it up your 30-pin connector already
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