pinch and zoom multi touch

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by dcypher, Nov 8, 2009.

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    can someone get this working on the us version please
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    they already have this working the app is picsay
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    I meant in the browser
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    From what I understand it's an apple thing only so we can't have it lol
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    I'm sure someone can get it working this is the hack forum plus its already on the milestone so maybe they can port there browser
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    I'm thinking it will be easy breezy to move those apps over from the Milestone to ours. The problem will be waiting for someone to figure out how to root our phone. How many months did it take for the Sprint Hero to be rooted?
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    Sprint Hero has not yet been rooted. But Verizon has a much bigger user base already for Android phones and I expect to see the Droid's rooted in no time
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    It's not an apple thing, it has NOTHING to do with apple for that fact. The Palm PRE has it, so there goes the argument it's an apple only thing. The EU version has it in there, though the EU version has slightly different backend programming to it, as you can already tell. The phone has the ability to use multitouch, and 3-rd party apps are already starting to take advantage of it. There has been no word as of yet from anyone official about putting native multi-touch into the OS. I am hoping they get this all worked out and add it for the next patch that's apparently coming out around december 11th.
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    You are wrong. It has quite a bit to do with Apple.

    Details can be found here
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    I don't care what that article says. I've already read many articles to say the same thing for the other side. Most articles say that apple doesn't hold a patent for multi-touch. Seeing as the articles that said that looked through all the patents apple holds for the iphone and multi-touch is not listed in them.
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    Try actually reading it next time... here is the important part.


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    Engadget wrote a nice op-ed about the status of multi-touch on the Droid, stating that they were unable to find any patents that were filed regarding multi-touch on the browser. This led them to think it wasn't a patent issue, but more of an "unspoken agreement" between google and apple.
    Very lame, but we all have to move on.

    However, being "open source", is it really that hard to get the Milestone's browser capabilities on the Droid?

    (PS - being new, i dont have 10+ posts so i can't paste the link, but you can find the above mentioned article via Engadget)
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    Even if they did, apple pretty much took 10 things from nokia saying F U, and are now being sued by it. If i were nokia i'd have an injunction against apple for every piece of hardware that has that in them, which is EVERY iphone and ipod touch. Seems as though apple is caught again, always out to get other people for doing wrong against them, but in my experience never has a problem with doing wrong against others.
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    its not apple

    cause palm pre has it too
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    While the palm has it, apple does hold a certain patent for multi-touch, but most are saying it's not one that would ever hold up in court, and that is the reason they left palm alone.

    Some people have reported that it seemed alot more like a mutual understanding. I'm sure google is getting something out of it in return, if that's the case.
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    Zune HD has multi touch also :p
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    are there any consequences for trying to hack your phone? maybe ending up with a paper weight.....
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    you can try to hack it if you want, there is no consequence set by verizon, but if you mess it up and make a paperweight you have to pay full retail for another one
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    Bricking phones does happen, but I would imagine there would be some tool (i.e. BBSAK) for Android to wipe and re-install software by now?

    Staying on topic, can this be introduced by a 3rd party browser that just copies the Milestone's code?
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    speaking from WM experience only:
    bricking a phone is harder to do with the introduction of a manufacture's bootloader available on the device (which users can access)... however, its usually this bootloader that needs to be altered/hacked to allow for all the custom roms, etc,. a bad bootloader will usually permanently render the device useless.

    in regards to android:
    from what everyone is saying so far, root access is needed. in which case some sort of exploit needs to be found to do this... sounds like a waiting game

    edit: oh and pinch and zoom seems to be totally a software/firmware type of issue. the screen is hardware enabled to do pinch zoom- yes? if so, then once root access is gained this should be a relatively easy patch
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