the galaxy W has a very interesting design quirk
getting up close to the bottom of the phone we can see an assortment of physical buttons.
the top row, from left to right, is back, menu, home, and search. the search button opens a google search window, and the menu button was used to access menus within apps, which has now been relegated to a three-dot menu or similar within the app itself, rather than an actual button. the search button was the first to disappear, and then the menu button was replaced with the multitasking button.
the green and red buttons are for answering and rejecting calls. the red one also functions as a quit button. they have no other purpose.
the circle with a ring around it is actually a D-pad. you can press the sides of the ring to change the highlighted menu option, and press the centre button to "click" it. i assume this is here because the screen is so small.
out of view, the phone also has power and volume buttons.
@lynnesbian more like the galaxy wtf
@lynnesbian actually i kinda like it that way
think of it like this: would you use a game console controller thats cable comes out the bottom?
@cdmnky the dreamcast does that :p
@lynnesbian samsung has this really shit habit of putting headphone/power cables in the most obnoxious places
@lynnesbian i liked the successor to this, Samsung Odyssey
@lynnesbian It's alive!
@lynnesbian im tiny too will u be able to get by with me
@00dani of course because i don't need to press keys on you!
although i can press your buttons
@lynnesbian goshie woshies~!
@lynnesbian this gives me anxiety just watching it
@lynnesbian too slow. I bet it was far quicker and more responsive when it was new. Smartphones tend to slow down with every OTA update.
@polychrome it's running cyanogenmod because samsung never updated it past gingerbread and it took a full minute to open the app launcher
@lynnesbian might not be optimized for this hardware then.
@lynnesbian it's bad enough that mine takes 5 seconds to bring up the task switcher, I dunno how I'd cope with keyboard lag too
@lynnesbian lynne, your old samsung galaxy w doesn't have the latest dani smooches
@lynnesbian Do u have a stylus? I remember when i tried to use a tiny resistive screened android device I used a nintendo ds stylus
@masklayer no stylus, you've just gotta be slow and careful
@lynnesbian Good Luck
@lynnesbian sometimes i'm nostalgic for older technology, but old android fucking sucked.
@lynnesbian ... I kinda miss that for certain uses actually.
E.g. playing low-res DOS games.
@lynnesbian well i think she's beautiful
@lynnesbian i lov the cronch
@lynnesbian I love how the UI buttons actually look like buttons instead of abstract borderless whatevers.
@lynnesbian it came from space i think
@lynnesbian [ configures Cyanogen to use a 25-point pattern ]
@lynnesbian 1200mAh! i have rechargeable AAs that last longer. than that
@lynnesbian That's tape holding the antannae
@lynnesbian I miss the Menu key! It meant you didn't have to waste any screen real estate at all on secondary menus, not even 3 dots or a hamburger button! Also you could explore a new app by seeing what options it popped up on various Activities!
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