I'm on the fence about buying a Nexus 4 for game development. I'm worried about the virtual buttons affecting games as some times you can hit them accidentally, closing the app.
I understand that there are flags that can hide the buttons (e.g.
SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_HIDE_NAVIGATION). But these would only temporarily hide them until the user touches the screen again (good for movies but useless in a game).
So is there any method of hiding them until the user presses the in-game pause button?
I know I'm not supposed to ask development questions but this is only to get a feel of those who already have Nexus devices if the virtual buttons are really a hindrance to games.