Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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Comment by phoenix
by phoenix on Mon 19th Dec 2011 21:51 UTC
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2005-07-11

The interfaces for copy/paste are also confusing, and the crux here is the fact that "interfaces" is a plural. Android comes with at least two different interfaces for copying and pasting, both of which take up far too much screen space. The fact Android has two interfaces to begin with is just... Inexcusable.


This may be due to TouchWiz and not Android.

On my Xperia Pro, there's only 1 copy/paste interface: long-press on a word, menu pops up asking if you want to select all or just word, word is highlighted in blue with triangle-thingies on either side, you drag those thingies around to select the text, touch the screen, menu pops up where you choose either cut or copy. And it works the same in all text input boxes.

Don't recall how it works on the wife's Eve.

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RE: Comment by phoenix
by broken_symlink on Mon 19th Dec 2011 22:35 in reply to "Comment by phoenix"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

Thats the same way it works on my att galaxy s2. I'm wondering what Thom means about two interfaces.

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