Droid Keyboard Multitouch

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    I have read on other threads about the lack of virtual keyboard multitouch for the Droid, but they were pretty old. Are there any simple keyboard hacks to enable multitouch on the default keyboard? Or any apps? Thanks.
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    Bump. Anyone?
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    It does have multitouch - just not as good as some other implementations.

    For example, if you are holding down one key and press another, the droid will input the first key you were holding. Older touch screens would register a click half way between your fingers.

    I know there are keyboard replacement apps available, but I don't know if they actually work any better. The soft keyboard is good enough for what I use it for. If I have to do any real typing I use the physical keyboard.
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    I mean like an iPhone keyboard. If you hit another letter while still holding the previous letter down, it will correctly input the second one. The droid still inputs the first letter you are holding down instead of the new letter you want imputed.
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    Since nobody is actually answering your question, let me try. Right now, there are no multi touch keyboards for the Droid on the market. It is ridiculous and even with Swype, I still want a multi touch virtual keyboard. I don't even think I want to support Swype anymore since they don't seem on planning to make an official version available unless it came with your phone.
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    My thoughts exactly.

    Personally I hate swype. I just want a regular multi-touch keyboard that hits the second key even if I'm touching the first still. I don't understand why it hasn't been done yet.
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    It does look pretty sweet. But I'd still like to have a multitouch supported keyboard if possible.
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    Thank you Jhank and vpshockwave. I'm on the same page.
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    Is it at all possible to take a piece of the Milestone's code and put it on the droid for multitouch keyboard, without using the whole ROM?
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    That's something I've wondered from day one.

    I know milestone has multitouch, but has anyone confirmed that it works the way we're talking about? Registering the second key even if the first is pressed.
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    Well I know the multitouch browser from the Milestone was pulled and is available for the Droid, so I don't see why the keyboard can't too.
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    Do you have a link of how to get the milestone browser onto droid?
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    Milestone doesn't have a multitouch keyboard either.
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    Yeah I was just about to state this, There's no point if the Milestone's virtual keyboard also doesn't have multi-touch enabled. I'm not sure if it does or not, but I don't think it does.
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    Ugh... that sucks. Hopefully a dev will make one soon. Is 2.1 any better?
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    I couldn't tell any difference in the 2.0.1 and 2.1 keyboards, but I only used 2.1 for a few days.
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    From what I've read, they haven't really done anything to the keyboard in 2.1, even the dated music player only got a slight UI enhancement. And +1 for devs making one, I e-mail the Better Keyboard dev and he said he'd think about it lol I used the HTC_ime keyboard with rpedictive text as a reference lol.
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    I really don't know what is meant by a multi-touch keyboard, as I'm not an ex-iPhoney. In fact, I too am a HUGE Swype lover. But for giggles, I just tested the Android keyboard in 2.1, and here's what I found. (Let me know if you want me to test it any other way.) If I press down on the letter "M" but then drag my finger up to "Q" and let go, it types a "Q". It seems to me whatever letter is the last one to be pressed before letting off the screen, that's the letter that gets typed. Make sense?
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