Some more perspective on the DROID and multitouch

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  1. JhankG

    JhankG Silver Member

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    This came from Engadget. Kind of baffling that multitouch wasn't built into Android 2.0.

    Some more perspective on the DROID and multitouch

     
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    Nice find thanks. But already stated it has multi-touch in certain apps that allow it, just no the built in one. Which is why I think they will relook at it, and possible add it in a patch or firmware update.
     
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    I agree, theres certain apps that pinch works on
     
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    The article mentions that 3rd party apps have multitouch, which is why it seems even stranger that it's not built into Android's browser, pictures, etc. Hopefully we'll see that patch soon.
     
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    We deff all agree that it is very very strange that one model comes with it and the other does not. Which is what leads me to believe the final decision to leave it off, was a bad one, which is why they added it to the one from germany. I can only hope they rethink their dumb idea and bring it out for verizon's also.
     
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    I agree...

    The only place I really used MT was on the iPhone's map.. Other than that I tapped to zoom in when browsing so it's really not a big thing there..

    I guess I did use it on some of my pictures.. but really the Map thing I used more than any other app..
     
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    Pinch-zoom is not enabled in the Android 2.0 browser that is shipping on the Moto Droid. That does not mean that multi-touch does not work on this unit. There is an app (Pic Say) that supports it and there is a video on the net showing it.

    Pinch-zoom ^= Multi-touch. BTW, this is not the first time Engadget had something wrong. Their article was pure speculation.
     
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    I think you either misunderstood or didn't read the whole article. I know that the Droid is capable of multitouch as I have seen the videos of the app you mentioned. That is why it is so strange that it was not built into the native browser and picture viewer. According to the article, Apple does not have a patent on multitouch. Palm implemented it on their Pre and Apple has not said a word. The article was basically speculating on other possibilities of why they didn't include multitouch in 2.0 when it is obviously capable and is not a patent issue.
     
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    Did anyone notice in the new Verizon Eris video, the browser has pinch zooming? I think it was about the 4:30 mark.