In an effort to create a simpler, and more appealing user experience for its Android platform, Google advises developers to build the menu button moving forward. On Android 2.3 and older devices, a separate hardware navigation button is used to activate additional functions and hidden features inside an app. While it may seem like an intuitive move, novice users to the platform may not think to look there to find features that they are trying to activate.
Newer Android 3.x and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices build with the hardware button in favor of on-screen soft keys. On Ice Cream Sandwich, the menu button has been replaced entirely with an action overflow on-screen key, which is designated by 3 vertical dots. According to Google ‘these buttons do not ‘provide for an idea user experience.’ –> Read more
Nokia reports this years decrease in smart device sales of 31 percent and an operating loss of €954 million (about $1 .2 billion). This smartphones cover smart devices cover Symbian, MeeGo , and Windows Phone, with Nokia said that it’s sold “well over 1 million” Lumia phones so far. With 19. 6 million smartphones sold overall in the quarter, though the company did better than the analysts predictions, which estimated a figure closer to 18.7 –> Read more