Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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galaxy nexus only?
by FunkyELF on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:53 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

Is this functionality specific to the Galaxy Nexus?... I thought Nexus branded devices were pure AOSP. Wouldn't any other Ice Cream Sandwich phones have this also if they're based on it?

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RE: galaxy nexus only?
by Radio on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:33 in reply to "galaxy nexus only?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Well, here is the good thing about Android phones not being updated ;)

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RE: galaxy nexus only?
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 20:14 in reply to "galaxy nexus only?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

This is basically one of the biggest halmark features of Android. Many devices have a dedicated hw key for that!

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