Why did they change the menu button?General

  1. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    So why did they change the menu button on the EVO 3D? On the other 2 EVO line phones it simply says "menu". Now it looks like a bunch of lines... (I am probably late to the party here and others have noticed this, but just wondering what others think).

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Probably because the same phone, same name, with a different radio is headed to Europe.

    Easier to just leave the English off the face and change radios (and sim card capability) than change more things per market.

    Which - just explained the real reason it's not being called the Evo 3D 4G! :p
  3. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    And most other Android phones use an icon for menu. Personally I like the consistency. But I can see how HTC originally thought that the typical image used for "menu" was not very intuitive.

    They also simplified the little house icon for the home button. The Evo's house has a chimney, and the roof overhangs the walls.

    The Evo 3D house looks more like home plate.

    This is all of course really really important stuff :)
  4. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    Omg the EVO3D suxx so harddd!!! Nubody carez abt 3d, all it is is a stpid gimick. And pls they chnged the hous and menu bttn and it lukz retrrddedd. Im getting a galaxy S2, cuz the super amold plss screen luks bettr den real life!
  5. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Cool. Thanks.
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  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    lma0 - good one. :D
  7. momentandroid

    momentandroid Well-Known Member

    cool story bro.
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Guess I'm the only one familiar enough with Richboyjhae to enjoy the tongue-in-cheek stand-up comedy in that post.

    Punchline translation: notice how cool it is that this forum hasn't drawn that for reals. ;)
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  9. Android 17

    Android 17 Well-Known Member

    OMG. WTF, I want my house back! Seriously, does HTC think we're too poor to afford a house with a chimney now or something?

    This phone better be priced at $150 to at least atone for the plain, crappier house now...
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  10. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    Haha I was thinking the same thing. I wasn't serious guys.
  11. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    You sure? cause I wanted that super a-moldy screen too.
  12. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    Lol I've used many Galaxy Devices to see all the hype around the Super-Amoled screens and its really hit or miss with it. Some pictures look really good, others don't. Often however, my EVO showed more detail while the Super-Amoled screen was just a giant blur of over-saturated colors. Also, everything on the Super-Amoled is tinted dark blue, even with brightness at a maximum. It really bothers me looking at the device and not getting a true white. Which is why I prefer the SLCD screen, Improved quality, and true colors along with that qHD res :D
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    OK - so I guess we're done with the menu button discussions. ;)

    Should I lock this one - or should we have a screen tech thread - or ?
  14. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    Either way is fine by me. I like tangents ;)
  15. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    This is madness!!!
  16. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    Srsly - I'm not sure I like the streamlined home button - do people not like chimneys??

    And is three or four lines a good menu icon?? Do menus look like that??

    Reminds me of the history of Chinese ideograms - they started out very much like pictures of what they meant, but over time became symbolic until many bear no resemblance to a picture of the thing - sometimes simplifying, other times getting more complex.
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  18. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    That's a fine analogy. LOL

    Hmmmm HTC is a Chinese company aren't they?
  19. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

  20. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    My B. Same character formation and dialects though, right? :)
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    OK - before this lights up - "you insensitive clod!" is a common and friendly meme at Slashdot.org - one I wish I could use here, but expect it would be not understood.

    So - the above was.... what please? Political or playful?
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Same families, separated by a straight. There is an indigenous people on the island - just like we have Native Americans - but on the whole, the population of Taiwan tends to identify themselves as Taiwanese as a nationality, Chinese as a people.

    OK - it doesn't come out exactly right in English unless you're Taiwanese and then it gets explained more clearly. That's the best I can do.

    But - the T in HTC does stand for Taiwan (just kidding - it stands for Tech), so as a company, it's Taiwanese, not Chinese.

    Mandarin Chinese is the predominant language, as opposed to Cantonese - but the writing is effectively the same - a mixture of Han character sets, with some regional dialectic differences.

    (Remember - I've lived there.)
  23. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I am not offended (if that is what you are worried about).
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'm glad - but my j.o.b. says to make sure of the intent anyway - it'll certainly help in the long run.
  25. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Well-Known Member

    I was joking around, no hard feelings intended.
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