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    Please all vote at the following link so Microsoft don't remove the back button... Its rumored that microsoft will remove it in WP 8.1... Please spread the link...
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...re-back-button
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    Personally, I'll wait. I'd be happy with replacing the back button with a gesture like we have on Windows 8.

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    What is the deal with people jumping into conclusion so quickly. Like you said, it's a "rumor".
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    I could see them blending windows 8 gestures to replace the back button. I think a swipe down from the top of the phone could bring up the multitasking view, and a complete swipe down to the bottom of the phone could close an app.
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    Let's hope they don't remove the back button. Who wants to use those god awful "charms" on anything, much less a phone?
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    The rumor isn't about removing the back button, but removing the REQUIREMENT of a back button.
    It means that hardware manufacturers will can choose to provide it or not. And obviously the OS must be adapted to work without it.

    I believe in the philosophy that the more option you have, the better. So I prefer letting MS do it, and leave to the market to decide which phones are better (the ones with the back key or the others).
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcomura View Post
    The rumor isn't about removing the back button, but removing the REQUIREMENT of a back button.
    It means that hardware manufacturers will can choose to provide it or not. And obviously the OS must be adapted to work without it.

    I believe in the philosophy that the more option you have, the better. So I prefer letting MS do it, and leave to the market to decide which phones are better (the ones with the back key or the others).
    Ok i understand you, but what if microsoft/nokia decided to remove the button from their future devices.. How could i use it if im a nokia/microsoft fan? Ok its optional but finally may not be available in the device you want...
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    Quote Originally Posted by husam2277 View Post
    Ok i understand you, but what if microsoft/nokia decided to remove the button from their future devices.. How could i use it if im a nokia/microsoft fan? Ok its optional but finally may not be available in the device you want...
    I think Nokia is smarter than MS and it will not remove the back button just because it became optional.
    Also, I believe they must know that the back button is one of the strongest point of WP that makes it competitive with iOS.

    Anyway... if for any reason they decide to kill the back button... personally I'll never consider WP an option anymore.
    But I don't feel like fighting to have the OS I want... at some point, if MS keeps failing understand its users, it should pay the consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcomura View Post
    Anyway... if for any reason they decide to kill the back button... personally I'll never consider WP an option anymore.
    But I don't feel like fighting to have the OS I want... at some point, if MS keeps failing understand its users, it should pay the consequences.
    I'd have a really hard time keeping the OS if they go the way of gestures. Most of the OS is already gesture based, adding more to what it has would(and will) confuse people. Gestures are ok for larger devices like the surface, but smaller devices don't really fit. Screens being the size they are, it could cause issues that are unintended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumia 8x View Post
    What is the deal with people jumping into conclusion so quickly. Like you said, it's a "rumor".
    Even if it's true; knowing the time frame we know to see 8.1 the 22nd of this month, it ain't going to change at this late date.
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    Its a rumor from a pretty good source. I will be thoroughly disappointed if they take away my back button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husam2277 View Post
    Please all vote at the following link so Microsoft don't remove the back button... Its rumored that microsoft will remove it in WP 8.1... Please spread the link...
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...re-back-button
    It was stated that they would not remove it, they would stop the manuf. requirement to have it.
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    Ya . voted :)
    Last edited by vishj05; 10-09-2013 at 11:57 PM.
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    Removing the back button isn't a great idea... I use it a lot. It would require some tweaks to the UI to make it unnecessary...
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    I prefer they replace the search button instead with a more useful functionality. Or just make it more customizable instead of the default browser and QRC scanner mode. Maybe it could function as a file or app search command when in tiles view, or make it open a pop up menu inside apps similar to most desktop OS. Yeah I know, MS is trying to sell Bing along with the WP8. I seldom use Bing (although I do prefer it for porn searches haha ), if I ever do need to search online, it's google I use.
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    Good news, it will not be removed, they will follow the nexus approach, chek this link
    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/10/1...28WinRumors%29
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    Report: Microsoft to relax requirements for Windows Phone capacitive buttons | Windows Phone Central

    The back button could be a soft button on the screen, rather than a hardware button.
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    I don't want the capacitive buttons to be replaced with on-screen ones, they just aren't the same!

    My friend loves phones with the buttons on-screen, and I despise them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by interopbyt View Post
    I don't want the capacitive buttons to be replaced with on-screen ones, they just aren't the same!

    My friend loves phones with the buttons on-screen, and I despise them...
    It's just giving the manufacturer's the option.

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