Will android 2.1 bring pinch to zoom for all native programs on Motorola Droid?

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    Including Google maps hopefully! any ideas?
     
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    Not sure.

    Hackers did manage to port over the euro version of the Droid though, which is capable of pinch-zoom. So you can flash that onto your Droid, if you want.
     
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    I think pinch zoom is so overrated. I think the double tap to me at least is much easier and better
     
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    +1. I'd say the same thing about the Dolphin Browser too.
     
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    The thing is, if both were capable, we'd all be happy.

    I need to get a matte screen protector, the screen already sticks to my finger enough, especially after I wash my hands.
     
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    lol, nope there is always something to complain about. Heck if you hold your phone at a 45 degree angle on Mt Everest at 5:39 pm you will see light leaking from the right hand corner of the phone.....that type of stuff.:biggrin:
     
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    Amen brother!! :biggrin:
     
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    +1 Plus the second the Droid gets it, then all the whiny will become "it is just an Apple copycat"
     
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    Android 2.0 is fully capable of allowing pinch zoom of all native apps including google maps, they just chose not to allow it in the American verison of the Droid (as has been mentioned the European version called the Milestone already has it). Currently Apple is suing Palm for using pinch-zoom. I'm guessing that depending on how that comes out will decide if the Droid gets it as well. Either that or perhaps if enough of us complain loudly enough to Google. :)
     
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    ...honestly, its kind of annoying having to manipulate my hands as much as I do to scroll and type, and pinch zoom would just make it worse. I am used to using a stylus, where, ultimately I had to move my hand very little.

    Everyone is so hyped over touchscreen technology. Just wait until you have to walk up to your 75" flat panel and swing your arms around to get it to scroll through the guide. How is that easier than pushing a button on a remote?

    Sometimes newer technology isn't better. Can you see CAD operators moving their arms around in their cubicles to move their 3D rendered designs, rather than dragging a slider with mouse?

    Sorry for the tangent, but I agree, Pinch-Zoom is not necessary, at all.
     
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    If the Nexus One isn't getting multi touch, the Droid certainly won't get it with the 2.1 update.
     
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    Of course it's not necessary, but part of the reason for Android is all about "options". Plus if the hardware supports it, the Euro Models do it, then it is not unreasonable for some people to want or wish the Droid did it also.

    Personally I don't like Pinch and zoom, but I do like options.
     
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    I like options as well.

    The only thing I like about p&Z was that you can control the screen, ie: close together links can be zoomed in on by moving only one finger.

    It's nice, but not a necessity.

    The larger question besides just a zoom feature is what else could be done with multi that we haven't yet seen?
     
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    Well, actually since Multi-Touch is actually enabled on the device itself some applications are already starting to show this functionality, and others I am sure are in development, so we really aren't losing out (except in the browser) from the lack of support from the base apps.
     
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