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Pinch Zoom

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by xlr8bigmike, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. xlr8bigmike
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    I am curious to know how much people are actually using Pinch zoom in Maps. I find myself Tap zooming more and sometimes pinching to zoom out. I think it lags to much when doing the pinch zoom to really focus in on one place.
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    I've found personally that I already forgot about tap zooming!!
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    Old habit (former iPhone user) so I pinch. I imagine I will pinch with the 2.1 browser as well.

    Mike
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    It is a little laggy at first for me too. When I wait for it to load in the background then I pinch zoom. If im in a hurry I will just tap the thing until it says no more zoom levels.
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    It's all I use.
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    I used it once then went back to tapping. Thanks for the background loading tip DROIDMASTER. I will try that, maybe it will make pinching worthwhile.
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    I still tap. I never had one of those :iphone: other phones though.
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    Tap with the maps, tap with 2.1 browser. Maps seems to have a quirky stutter when I use the pinch zoom/expand. The browser works fine, but I prefer the tap. I had an ipod touch before I had a droid, and I still prefer tap.
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    I tap...

    ...will save pinching and multitouch for my GF...
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    tapping 99% of the time..i actually forgot that there was pinch to zoom so when i realized that i tried it out..then went back to tapping lol. Seems kinda silly to put down whatever i have in my other hand to zoom, when i can simply do it with the hand my phone is in.
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    While on the topic of pinch zoom, I was comparing the iphone's maps to Droid's and when I was on the iphone I kept zooming in and zooming and it looked like crap when you get close, while the Droid keeps it crisp until you can't zoom in anymore.

    :motdroidvert::)
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    interesting hearing so much about laggy/stuttering. i don't get that at all (OCed to 950) guess it really does make a difference.

    btw i hate how you can't anchor pinch zoom, ie place thumb down, then index, then slide index. what happens is the thumb pulls up the address. sometimes i feel like the smarties at google are really dumb.

    also, i want pin zoom! best of tap + pinch
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    Tap...tap....tap....:motdroidhoriz:
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    I got used to pinching on my (ex) iPhone, and now can't imagine living without it. I find it much easier, quicker and more accurate than tapping.
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    I had some weird lag myself, till somebody here mentioned it's better with auto-fit off!
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    So when did Google Maps start including pinch zoom? I did it earlier this week only because I was so used to pinch zoom in xScope, and sure enough it worked. It actually runs pretty smooth for me so I use it all the time.
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