So does this mean were getting multi touch?

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    I just read that the Nexus one will be getting multi touch, pinch to zoom and all that good stuff in there next update... are we next to get it?
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    I dont see why it matters, we've got Dolphin for that. Or were you talking about for another feature?
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    yes...... : )
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    I was not very pleased with Dolphin's pinch-to-zoom.

    To be honest, I tend to use my phone with one hand quite often, so double-tapping works just fine for me. Wouldn't mind it in apps like Gallery and maps and such though!
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    I certainly hope so, I'm dying for multitouch in the native applications!!

    But only 2 problems stand in our way: Motorola and Verizon.

    The nexus is directly from Google, and got multi within a month after release. I'm assuming its not going to be as easy for us.
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    multitouch for maps would be quite nice to be honest.

    I'm not into that pinch-to-zoom thing, but i could see myself using it for maps.
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    I would think that it would also apply to us Droid users once we get the 2.1 update. At the very least, I'm hoping for a Droid optimized version. :D
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    I'm sorry here buddy, but VZW and Motorola are the tools only. The droid is a Google experience device. They have the say for the os not VZW or Motorola really.

    There are no good answers to the question but everyone is hopeful when 2.1 is released for the Droid it will include multi-touch and pinch to zoom
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    we aren't talking about rooted. that's already availablle...native is what we are talking about here
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    [/quote]


    I'm sorry here buddy, but VZW and Motorola are the tools only. The droid is a Google experience device. They have the say for the os not VZW or Motorola really.

    There are no good answers to the question but everyone is hopeful when 2.1 is released for the Droid it will include multi-touch and pinch to zoom[/QUOTE]

    But the Nexus one is sold unlocked directly from Google. Not T-Mobile. Not HTC. T-Mobile does not have to approve updates for the Nexus. Verizon must approve each update before it's released.
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    I'm not as concerned with multi-touch as much I'm anxious to see if the much hyped update process is going to actually better than say winmo or BB. Meaning, is the Google/Verizon update process going to be faster and more responsive than my past experiences with other devices?
    I believe it will be, but only time will tell for sure.
    BTW I really want the night mode for maps more than p&z because I'm using the bugless 950 ROM which has the p&z enabled.
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    Did you update from 2.0 to 2.01? For me it was painless. :icon_ banana:
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    I saw on another site that you could allegedly directly download the Nexus One MT update. Has anyone tried to download that update to a droid or any 2.0 device?
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    From 2.01

    I wouldn't call it completely painless as I was nervous as he!! about the whole process, but that is my own fault because of my lack of experience with Linux and the fear of the unknown I guess. Now that I've done it I feel much more comfortable with it, especially since I know I can undo it if I were to screw it up.
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    I hate Dolphin browser.. Its laggy.. I hope we do get that update, Im anxious
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    The answer to this question depends on if you believe that vzw is not going to abandon us. After todays news I plan on rooting ASAP. We'll see if I'm wrong but given their track record I'm not optimistic.
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    Do you really need a new rom or 2.1 forr pinch and zoom? I had dolphin with its pinch and zoom, then found xscope, it ALSO has pinch and zoom. Other apps that support p&z already have it working on 2.01, and those that dont still wont in 2.1. So are we really talking about adding this feature just to the stock browser?

    A little off topic but xScope also has a zooming tecnique I've not seen before that they call Pin Zoom, and I LOVE it. Double tap the screen and hold your finger where you double yapped, then slide the finder right to zoom in, left to zoom out. Its as smooth as pinch to zoom but works great one handed. Also has volume rocker for scrolling and long press to open in new tab. Sorry, I really like it, can't help myself...
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    Clunker,

    Pinch zoom isn't the story it's multitouch. There would be less of a need for a physical keyboard if the virtual keyboard had multitouch. It would be lightening fast like the iphone.

    The major problem to me is the fact android can't make itself a brand the way they are shotgun spraying the market. iphone is iphone. there isn't iphone n1 or iphone eris. it's just iphone and everyone knows about it. We are stuck in this morass of androids not knowing who will get what updates. They should all have the same software to continue the ease of development of apps. 2.WHATEVER should be on every phone.

    I'm afraid droid will be a passing fancy for techno geeks unless google can get all ships sailing in the same direction.

    /dolphin browser sucks.