I remember seeing the original article that this study came from, and although the pics are legit, the article pointed out several ways in which the study was flawed. For instance, it tested out the drawing of straight lines, but not the accuracy of selecting an icon/link on the screen. Most smartphone touchscreen use is in the form of single touches, not long straight swipes, etc. So unless you're one of the few who's really into fingerpainting on your Droid, this study isn't very significant.
Last edited by Ghostwheel; 03-24-2010 at 10:35 AM.
Keep in mind that the Droid has double the resolution of the iPhone and iTouch. If the tracking technology is the same, then the Droid has 2x the area to keep up with. Not excusing anything, just offering explanations.
I'm with GW here, in addition the same article at Droid Life links to another study result at CNET, and the Droid is top of the list there.
A. Other than in a VZW commercial, (or you happen to work in an auto factory and loan your droid to a robotic coworker) I don't see a robotic hand using our droids. (yes I'll be PC and allow for prosthetics, sorry).
B. As GW said, it's not about straight lines but hitting keys, links, and icons, etc.
I can't see how this diminishes the Droid's capability at all.
Why does it matter, except as part of a pissing match?
Seriously, how does this effect the ability to select an icon, use the on-screen keyboard, or do anything else which is reasonable to do on a smartphone touchscreen? If you require accuracy for drawing straight lines, you'll be using a real computer with a quality graphics tablet.
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