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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: [Android] Back Key events and Reality
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:26:36 GMT
The reason we switched to keyUp is so you could slide your finger off the
up button in case you changed your mind about clicking on the back button.

I noticed that you checked in:;a=commit;h=180696baec28d6e6b67e8bb23a5302f21bce6b79

On my Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 2.3.6 the back button does not
work. That is when I do not regisiter for a "backbutton" listener and I
expect that when I click the back key that my app would exit. With our fix
the back button doesn't exit the app. I have to click the home button to

Reverting your change returns the back button behaviour to normal. So
something is still janky. I haven't been able to test it on my phone as I
can't convince it to be recognized on my laptop.

Simon Mac Donald

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:46 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> Hey
> Remember this issue:
> I'm surprised that I'm catching it now, but the Back Button is really janky
> on my Nexus S running 2.3.6, and I'm working on a fix now.  What was the
> reasoning behind the Back Button being on the keyUp instead of the keyDown?
> I don't remember.
> Joe

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