The Galaxy Nexus, was the first Android 4.0 device and it brought along these unique on screen keys, instead of using capacitive soft keys. Now any device can have these on screen buttons with an application called Button Savior.
Simulates ‘Home’ ‘Back’ ‘Search’ ‘Back’ ‘Recent Task’ ‘Screen Off’ ‘Volume’
Can set to always open or auto hide based on user customizable timer
Two types of trigger action to choose from (Gesture trigger and Click trigger)
Added Camera key and Call key simulation
Customizable trigger position
Also provides themes to support e-ink display
Can change it to one click mode for super fast button action in option
The application allows for a new way to navigate the device. While these buttons don’t change depending on the application you’re in like on the Galaxy Nexus, it is still pretty cool to have and mess around with. I don’t think that this application will move me totally away from the capacitive soft buttons on my device but it’s still a unique idea and is worth a try. Especially if you are trying to complete your Android 4.0 theme on your device.
What I like about this app is it’s easy to use, and makes you feel like you are using a Galaxy Nexus, also it gives the device a new look and it’s fun to change it up once in a while.
What I don’t like about the app is it gets in the way sometimes. I wouldn’t recommend that this becomes your daily buttons but if you just want to change it up and test it out I do recommend that.
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