2 things I HATE about the Hero


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  1. bruceo

    bruceo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Overall I love the Hero. I get awesome battery life and I love the HTC Sense mod.

    #1 I hate the fact that the hardware buttons are not capacitive and the menu button powers on and then unlocks the phone on 2nd press. This could be remedied by using the gesture unlock pattern but is just a pita to swipe to unlock THEN gesture to unlock. Im always finding myself hearing a phone press or dial because the menu button has been hit twice while in my pant pocket.

    #2 Unless I am doing something wrong. Cut and paste is TERRIBLE. there is no text select aid and capacitive screens have poor accuracy. You can use the trackball to place the cursor accurately but no way to accurately select text.
     

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  2. Brad

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    I agree. Although the copy and paste can be overcome with practice. Why don't you try to Lock 2.0 app? It's an add-on and you get an iPhone themed lock screen.
     
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    bruceo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I dont think practice will do much. I'm coming from 10+ years on winmo and the cut and paste was nit that great but resisitive screen and stylus made it easy. Out of at least 50 tries on webpages for c&P and i dont think I have ever gotten a clean one. always had to clean up the erroneous text in the paste.....

    I'm going to the Droid so hopefully I wont see the same issue but if I do i'll check lock 2.0 out. Thanks!
     
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    The Droid runs Android 2.0 so the lock screen will be different. Do bare in mind that the HTC Hero will too be getting the latest Android firmware. Your lock issues will be sorted then.

    Copy and paste is something you could get used to mate. I agree it can be annoying but stick with it. The Droid is a good phone, but I do believe the Hero is still better. Multi-touch is a must for me and the Droid lacks that.
     
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    The Droid only has the multi-touch implemented in the European version.
     
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    Quazar Well-Known Member

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    Strange, also whats so important about multitouch to you? Its a cool feature to have but not really neccesary!
     
  8. Brad

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    In the browser, it is tons more handy. I also had an iPhone 3G before the HTC Hero and I got used to having it so I do need it.

    Also, multi-touch enhances a lot of games. For example, a Guitar Hero type game would need multi-touch.
     
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    Quazar Well-Known Member

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    Its weird that it doesn't have multitouch.
    Does multitouch mean that you can use more than 2 fingers aswell? Also, are there any games you know which use multitouch on the hero?
     
  10. Brad

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    Multi-touch is more than one. And I'm not too sure.
     
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    Currently no apps from the market support multitouch.
    AFAIK these screens can track upto 4 fingers..
     
  12. bruceo

    bruceo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It does have a multitouch screen. Android 2.0 now supports multitouch natively, but they have not implemented it. Hero has a multitouch screen but android 1.5 does not support it, but the apps HTC have developed (unified email inbox, browser, photo viewer) have the mutitouch pinch and zoom gestures. I can only assume Moto/google did not want to implement it out of the box for some legal reason because it is idiotic not to implement them otherwise....
     
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    Google has not implemented native Pinch-zoom features because Apple has it pattented (damn Apple!). I wish I knew how Apple got some of their pattents...a lot of them are clear violation of the pattent rules.
     
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    Interesting app, but the double menu button still works, no?
     
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    So how come pinch to zoom is in the hero browser? Or is it only the european hero that has this? Anyone know if the sprint hero has pinch to zoom in the browser?
     
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    The Sprint Hero does have pinch zoom in the browser.
     

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