On my Motorola, it has four squares and the top-left square is solid. I'm not sure if all Android phones have it. "Home", "back", and "search" all seem pretty straightforward. Does it have a specific name or is it just "menu"?

(can you tell I'm new to Android?)

  • FWIW mine is a bunch of lines. – ale Jan 22 '11 at 20:15
  • I think the line design on the og droid makes sense. It looks like a dropdown menu. have no idea why motorola would think a bunch of squares is a good representation for a menu. – Matt Jan 26 '11 at 4:04
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Yes, it's called the Menu Key

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I found some great info on the phone's buttons from AT&T's site too: Motorola Flipside Tutorial

Motorola Flipside - closed

Closed View

  1. Earpiece: Lets you hear the caller and automated prompts.
  2. Power/Sleep: End a call / Turn off the device / Sleep mode.
  3. Micro USB: Charge the phone or connect to a PC.
  4. Menu: Press to access sub-menus with additional options for different features and applications.
  5. Home: Press to return to the Home screen.
  6. Microphone: Captures audio.
  7. Trackpad: Use to select small items in the display, or control a game without blocking your view. Just flick across the pad to scroll or move, and press the pad to select.
  8. Back: Press to return to the previous screen.
  9. Search: Press for text search; press and hold for voice search.
  10. Camera: Use to take pictures and shoot videos.
  11. Volume: Use to adjust the volume.
  12. 3.5mm Headset: Allows you to plug in a headset with a 3.5mm connector.

Motorola Flipside - open

Open View

  • 13..Shift: Capitalizes letters during text entry.
  • 14..Alternate: Inserts alternate characters.
  • 15.. Menu: Press to access sub-menus with additional options for different features and applications.
  • 16..Back: Press to return to previous screen.
  • 17..Search: Press for text search; press and hold for voice search.
  • 18..Space: Enters a space into text.
  • 19..Symbols: Opens a table of symbols.
  • 20..Scroll/Select: Use to navigate up/down and right/left on the screen.
  • 21..New Line: Start a new line; sends message when text messaging. Also known as the Enter key.
  • 22..Delete: Press to delete text.

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