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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Alex Flynn

    SGS3 lock screen is the worst! Not the best! Have to turn off the water effect to get any unlocking distance feedback, and they removed music player stuff. I think its the worst part of the phone, and have resorted to Widget Locker. Soon to be on CM9.

  • warcaster

    You guys are forgetting the main reason why Google removed the menu button, specifically so you can have stuff directly on the screen, like the iPhone.

    The reason is it makes things more intuitive, because everything exists at a glance. Sure, for users who've been using the Menu button for years, the move might seem a bit odd. But I promise you, for new Android users the menu button is much more confusing than Apple's implementation of having everything on the screen. The point was to have everything available rather than being embedded in deep menu levels.

    I agree the way HTC is doing it is dumb, though. If you're going to use physical buttons, you might as well use the menu button.

    Personally, I would prefer they do away with both the physical buttons and the virtual buttons, because both occupy space from the phone. They should go with gestures like the N9 or BB10, where you can move the screen and get out of the app, and back to home, or stuff like that, so you don't need buttons anymore.