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comment Is it ever a good idea to present a radio-button menu without outlining prior selection?
BTW, I've been using 4.2.1 for a number of days now, and I've found that this new menu is actually more annoying that I thought: it just so happens that it intervenes with the "slide-to-see-the-past-pictures" gesture, and now I almost always end up hitting some option in this auto-activated setting circle, instead of swiping to see the pictures taken. Absolutely ridiculous and astonishingly unpolished feature! I can guesstimate that it might be replaced by 4.3 or so.
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comment Is it ever a good idea to present a radio-button menu without outlining prior selection?
Personally, I'm proud of how little money I've spent on my Galaxy Nexus and how much money I'd save over a 1-, 2- or 3- year period. I love the free tethering and the 30$/mo deal for the 5GB@4G unlimited data at T-Mo, but when I show it off to my tech friends, I not only show how many cool features it has (e.g. free tethering and bandwidth usage meter by app), but I also love to point out how crappy and unpolished almost every single app is, from Yelp to Twitter to Google Voice. The polish on Android is vastly inferior to iOS, and that's the easiest thing that I find showing.
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comment Is it ever a good idea to present a radio-button menu without outlining prior selection?
FWIIW, I personally didn't think it was that much innovative, since the whole thing didn't work as expected at all. :-) I've used it more now, and /sometimes/ it does seem to work much better when you use the second method of accessing this menu -- with the touch and hold gesture. Why /sometimes/? Because it seems like there's a lot of false-positives -- you're supposed to be able to get to the prior taken pictures by doing a swipe on the viewfinder, but with this new auto-activated radial menu, I very often end up hitting the front/back camera, instead of bringing up the pictures taken.
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