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    Google Maps Pinch to Zoom Problems

    I searched around and couldn't find if anyone else was having this problem...but whenever I use Google Maps and try to pinch zoom in or out, the map responds very strangely. Examples:

    -I'll try and zoom in a little bit, and when I lift my fingers off the screen, it will attempt to zoom in as far as it can go on its own as if I've swiped very fast on the screen.

    -I'll try and zoom out, and when I lift my fingers, it will zoom back in further than before.

    I don't have any problem pinching to zoom in the internet browser or anything, it's just in maps. Anyone else have this problem or have any tips?
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    I've got the same thing over here (Droid Incredible). I have a friend with a Samsung Galaxy who was able to reproduce it, but only rarely. Not sure who to complain to about this.
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    This has occured for me too on occassions. I have not updated to the most recent Google Maps ver yet, so I don't know if that will make a difference. Are you running the most current version? I think the market has ver 4.4.0
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    At least in my limited time with the new update (about 1 minute), it seems to have been fixed. I too used to have those problems. We'll see if it sticks.
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    I have the most recent update too and I get the same response. The map does not want to zoom in or out and stay there. Not just by pinch but also by using the +/- option on the screen. I thought that Google would have fixed it by now.
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    I get wierd pinch/zoom behavior with google maps all the time and sometimes with the browser as well. I'm on the most recent OTA update for the DroidX.

    Symptoms:

    1. in GoogleMaps, I will pinch zoom in or out and when I lift my fingers, GMaps zooms WAY in. Any attempt to zoom out with a pinch continues the zoom in. +/- zoom works and is the only way to correct. This happens about 1 in 10 times.
    2. In GMaps, a pinch zoom will sometimes have no effect. By that I mean it will start the zoom but then snap back to the original zoom factor. I have to make exaggerated finger motions to get it to zoom at all. 1 in 25 times.
    3. In the browser. In portrait orientation, if I swipe down (for a scroll down) on the left side starting at the bezel, it will think I'm doing a pinch zoom. This happens pretty frequently. It's possible I have another finger near but not on the glass. Pretty annoying since there aren't many ways to hold the X without getting this problem.
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    try to clear your cache.

    sometimes it's the way if you lift your fingers off as well maybe? are you moving your fingers in a smooth fluid motion, or do you stutter a bit?
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    I doubt it's how I lift my fingers. I remove them pretty much in a swift, smooth motion.

    What would clearing the cache do? I don't see how there is any interaction between the cache and the touch screen.
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    In playing around with maps just now, I remembered one other problem. It's not too bad but if you do a quick series of zoom outs ("unpinch") and follow it quickly with a zoom in (pinch), it will frequently zoom out instead. I can get it to happen about half the time.

    By the way, I tried to repro the first problem I mentioned (getting stuck zooming in) and couldn't. It's kind of like that annoying noise that goes away when you take your car to the mechanic.
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    this happens to my droid 1 all the time, even on the latest 4.4 update. I zoom in and zooms out a little at the end. i zoom out and it zooms in fully. very annoying.

    the only way i could alleviate this problem is if i keep one of my fingers static and move the other finger in and out. nothing goes haywire if i do that. maybe you all should test it out too.
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