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In the early days of Android every handset maker had a different configuration for their physical buttons, which made it annoying any time you would switch from one phone to a new one. We thought that the introduction of on-screen buttons might resolve this issue, but that does not appear to be the case.
New pics from Chinese blog mobile01 reveal that Samsung has designed their own custom Menu button and reversed the layout from previous on-screen layouts. The on-screen button order for Samsung’s two devices is:
Galaxy Nexus: Back, Home, Multitask, Menu
Galaxy S III: Menu, Multitask, Home, Back
I think that Samsung’s new Menu button is more intuitive than the stock button that features three vertical dots, but I’m not sure why the order of the buttons has been swapped around. It’s not that big of a deal, but I find it kind of funny that Google and Samsung can’t agree on minor details like this.
The original source article appears to be down for now, so check out the rest of the leaked shots in the following gallery. Let us know what you think about the new TouchWiz in the comments below.