pinch and zoom multi touch

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

  1. adam8ch

    adam8ch Member

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    Zune HD has multi touch also :p
     
  2. droidinvasion

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    are there any consequences for trying to hack your phone? maybe ending up with a paper weight.....
     
  3. New2u

    New2u DF Super Moderator

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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?
     
  5. taspankya

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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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    Spr0ckEt New Member

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    EDIT: I found more info... I retract my earlier post.
     
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    how about installing an alternative browser? will that avoid the need for rooting the device? could be a workaround until the latter is found...
     
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    Slightly off topic, but if you have a droid and want to show people some multitouch, then install PicSay (free) from the Market. It looks to have been updated with Multitouch and I can pinch zoom in and out of pictures.
     
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    yes, and just as smooth as the iphone's pinch-n-zoom. i bet in the next two days, there will be a browser with it enabled (Steel?)
     
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    from what i know the droid eris has multi touch on the browser so i dont get the whole it being an apple thing...
     
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    It is just a matter of adding the feature to the browser. Ive seen a test mod of a browser with multi touch. It will get pushed out and apple will lose yet another selling point.
     
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    My friend has the Eris and multitouch works on it's browser.
     
  13. RosarioM

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    I don't get what the big deal is... double click is fine and works much better one handed.

    Also, I recall a video on Microsoft Surface (years before the iPhone) that features pinch zoom.

    As far as the patents, the answer is simple. Google buys Palm (Palm is on it's way to a quick bankruptcy anyway) and in addition to holding all those cool handheld patents, also gets some former Apple UI people and WebOS to further enhance the Android platform.
     
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    Personal preference my man. Just because some don't like it doesn't mean none of us should have it. ;)
     
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