HTC One X and One S get updated, on-screen menu button removed
See that little bar at the bottom of the screen? That’s the menu button in Sense 4.0, and it will soon never be seen again.
Of the strange decisions made by manufacturers of Android phones, one of the stranger ones is not using the Google designed on-screen buttons found in the Galaxy Nexus. This was supposed to be the new standard of Android phones, and would make it easy to replace depending on the situation. With HTC’s One series, they opted for 3 capacitive buttons instead, and because not all apps are designed with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind just yet, you have to have a legacy button to get to some options within the app. HTC decided instead of offering a menu key to just put a large menu bar at the bottom of the screen whenever it’s required, effectively taking a percentage of the screen out of use.
Now with the new update you’ll be presented with the above option of using the recents key instead of having the on-screen bar. Of course if you’re like me and don’t mind the bar you can just keep it at “Always open recent apps,” but it seems most people prefer the bar to go the way of the dodo. AT&T has already released this update for the One X, and T-Mobile will be releasing it for the One S in the near future. International owners of the One X or One S will also see this update sometime in the future.
Via The Verge
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