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why android does not have hardware hold button?

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By valent|n0, Senior Member on 21st April 2012, 02:26 AM
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Am I not comparing iphone and ipod to android
but I think the hardware hold button on the side is such a good idea?
is there app that does similar thing?

 
 
21st April 2012, 02:43 AM |#2  
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Yeah. It's called the lock screen.
21st April 2012, 02:44 AM |#3  
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Yeah. It's called the lock screen.

Yup, i dont understand whats so confusing haha.

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21st April 2012, 02:48 AM |#4  
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I think they should have one button like that but the lock screen does kind of the same thing...
21st April 2012, 02:51 AM |#5  
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What kind of functionality would the hold button have that differs from the lock screen? They both act the same way, so why put an extra button on an android device that isn't going to be used?
21st April 2012, 06:15 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by valent|n0

Am I not comparing iphone and ipod to android
but I think the hardware hold button on the side is such a good idea?
is there app that does similar thing?



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21st April 2012, 08:53 AM |#7  
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you can contact the service provider..........
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What different is when i watch youtube and accidentally press the screen or the button the video still plays
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So, if I have correctly understood your wish, you would like the power button to stop running applications when the screen is locked or at least to stop YouTube and music playing.

Though I am still making the first steps into android's knowledge, I think the only way would be rewriting the single apps in order to tell them to stop working (killed? Frozen?) when the screen is locked. I suppose that's their behavior in ios. On the other side, it would be a no way out remapping the power button so that it could close all running apps or some of them, because a bunch of Google code should be rewritten to modify its standard behavior. Another solution could be remapping a physical key for it to launch a single software (still to be written) whose aim should be to kill o freeze the above said applications.

IMHO it is so simple tapping on the running app and pressing the power button that no developer will ever spend a lot of time to build a solution like the ones I have just spoken about and, though I see it's a matter of taste, I think it would be better accepting android as it is
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A lot of programs already has that. I think MX player has a button that locks out the control
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