We all know that Google has been pushing for getting rid of hardware buttons and moving all controls on-screen right from the time it debuted Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus. Plus I’d be lying if I said that I found the on-screen three button look on the Galaxy Nexus pretty cool and very different from what we were traditionally used to seeing on Android,
That said, not all OEMs seemed to think that going 100% on-screen was the way to go, and continued to create devices which featured hardware buttons, HTC and Samsung to name a few. HTC’s most recent offering in the US market, the Verizon exclusive HTC Droid DNA is one of the most recent examples of a modern day device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but features three hardware buttons which emulate the same functions as the on-screen ones on a Nexus — Back, Home Screen and Task switcher
Well, Verizon seems to think that the Droid DNA also has on-screen buttons, in addition to the hardware ones, as you can clearly see from the image above, which has been picked right off the Verizon Wireless website. Clearly, the graphic artist tasked with the job of illustrating the Google Now feature on the Droid DNA, seems to have botched it up by including the onscreen buttons in the image. Clearly a photoshop job, and a bad one at that. I wonder how Verizon’s quality control team, if there’s any, missed this basic flaw in the image.
And if that wasn’t enough for one day, check out this other image which is meant to showcase the super-fast data speeds on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. What’s actually laughable is that the pic actually shows a ping time of 106ms and a Download speed of 0.49Mbps on a Speedtest being run on the Droid DNA. You don’t need a $200 phone on contract and 4G LTE to get those speeds now, do you? Even my standard 3G phone does way better than that!
Considering this is one of the most awaited and celebrated devices of the year, not to mention a Verizon exclusive, we would think Verizon would exercise a little more care in how they portray the device on their own website. Clearly, someone has been goofing off on the job, and if this is his or her idea of a practical joke, then it is in poor taste. #epicfail.