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"more consistent than on iPhones and iPads. With Android 2.x, you can count on four buttons being available at all times and always in the same place: menu, home, back, and search." Have to disagree. I own an Android-based phone as well as an iPhone and iPad and the problem with calling the Android buttons "consistent" is that they tend not to produce the same behavior in different contexts. The menu button doesn't always produce a menu. Sometimes you have to get to the right screen or place in an app to invoke it. The back button doesn't always behave the same. Consistency goes beyond persistent buttons. The hardware is consistent in that regard, but the software and OS are not. The buttons on my Android phone drive me up the wall for that reason and I find myself loathe to use them because I'm never completely sure what's going to happen when I press one. Sometimes, it's what I intended. Many times, it's not. That's not consistency.