Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 19th Mar 2011 15:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Having reviewed the Wave 533's hardware in the last article, it's now time for us to have a look at the most interesting part: the bada OS itself. In this article, I'll have a look at the boot procedure of bada (how long it takes, what happens on first boot), and then will discuss the app-independent UI concepts introduced by Samsung in this OS before going in more details about specific apps in upcoming articles.
Thread beginning with comment 466970
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Swipe to unlock
by iphitus on Sun 20th Mar 2011 06:30 UTC
Member since:

I find swipe to unlock quite effective. It's difficult to accidentally unlock, quick and can be done with one hand. That puzzle mechanism seems clever, reducing the steps to get to missed calls/texts.

Most of your criticisms seem to be more with Samsung's _implementation_ rather than the concept itself - swipe to unlock isn't a "bad idea". It's often a better idea than a long press mechanism. A long press is slow and could easily be accidentally activated (if using a resistive screen, or hardware button).

Reply Score: 1

RE: Swipe to unlock
by VZsolt on Mon 21st Mar 2011 08:44 in reply to "Swipe to unlock"
VZsolt Member since:

Try holding the lock button for a little while, you'll see how easy it is to actually unlock the phone.

I don't know about the 533, but the S8500 can be rebooted by holding down the End Call button. That's a really funky feature for people with tight pants.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Swipe to unlock
by Neolander on Mon 21st Mar 2011 09:48 in reply to "RE: Swipe to unlock"
Neolander Member since:

Nope, here end call does strictly nothing when the phone is locked, you can't even use it to go to the lock screen.

I was talking about capacitive screens, not hardware buttons or resistive screens.

Reply Parent Score: 1