Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:32 UTC
Google One company's response to the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung was still missing: Google's. The company has now responded to The Verge, and there's almost a certain bitterness in their language. Not, as you would expect, directed at Apple; no, the bitterness is directed at Samsung. The message Google is sending to other Android OEMs? Stick to stock Android, and you'll have no problems.
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RE[2]: That's not the way.
by dsmogor on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE: That's not the way."
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

I don't agree. Both Samsung and HTC have added some goodies that made early Androids less lacking in the feature front, not to mention the fact that a lot of their ideas were later put on stock Android (using sick US law logic they should sue Google now).
Sony corner icon approach on the other hand actually makes a lot of sense on their mini devices.
A number of changes are simply required to support additional hardware.
E.g Galaxy Note has narrow touch mode to make it bearable for one handed use. I also hail Samsung decision to leave HW buttons at the bottom as Google decision to put back action at top left corner is brain-dead given the trend to expand screen size.


Not that they always hit the spot frequently shipping downright buggy code, but as time passes they are getting better. GS3 is for one an impressive device even on stock skin.

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RE[3]: That's not the way.
by JAlexoid on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:32 in reply to "RE[2]: That's not the way."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Google decision to put back action at top left corner is brain-dead given the trend to expand screen size.


You do know that there is a back button at the bottom, right?

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RE[4]: That's not the way.
by dsmogor on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:46 in reply to "RE[3]: That's not the way."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Is it visible in full screen apps?
Nevertheless it doesn't validate decision to put any meaningful iteration spot on top left corner.

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