Your thoughts about on screen buttons?
Sorry if this is a type of discussion that has been done before a lot.
However, I am posting this thread since I cannot find one.
I want to know your thoughts about on screen buttons.
It seems like Americans love them and my fellow Koreans hate them (no wonder why Samsung is swaying away from onscreen buttons (or they might be doing it since they do not want burn-in on their Amoled devices))
I personally hate it on phones and love it on tablets.
On phones, it is limiting already small screen space and leave the bottom bezel space wasted by not effectively using it. Also, unlike Google claimed, it does not seem like on screen button allows manufacturers to reduce bottom bezel (In fact, Nexus 4 seems to have slight bigger bezel than that of Optimus G) and many of phones with onscreen buttons have bottom bezel large enough to accommodate hardware buttons or their bottom bezels are actually larger than those with hardware. Also I found On-screen buttons are not intuitive (I am not able to press it without looking at it) and often interfere with the actual screen (eg, games, keyboards, camera, etc...), and the weird aspect ratio (15:9....)
On the other hand, on tablet, I think it is wonderful idea since capacitive buttons on a bezel are annoying when holding the tablet horizontally.
So, what is your thoughts?
Please share them!