Last Updated: Oct 01,2009
It's a known thing.
But I don't think it works quite like that.
And I would gladly stick with Sense for a few days/weeks..
HTC probably get 1.6 before release so they can make a custom one anyway.
Nope, 'cos all you're doing is running Launcher.apk instead of Rosie.apk. It's still the same Android 1.5 OS underneath, with the same user permissions as before. All you're doing is replacing one 'home screen' with another.
If you stop using the touchflo home screen, you still have the HTC versions of the various apps installed, e.g. the calendar app, the albums, the phone book and many more, are all HTC's and not android's. Installing software from one phone onto another phone is probably going to brick it unless the software is the layer above the drivers and HTC haven't extended any drivers that now need OS support over and above what the android equivalent needed.
Would you wan to "upgrade" and loose multitouch? Multitouch isnt part of 1.6 is it?
Multitouch has been part of Android since Cupcake, but the Hero's been the first phone to support it.
Can somebody please explain exactly what Touch Flo does?
It looks nice.
All android phones to date support multi-touch with the proper rom. It's not a problem with the hardware. Neither cupcake nor donut have multi-touch.
What are you on about? HTC Heros have Multi-touch.
yeah, I know..
like I said, ALL android phones to date are capable of multi-touch
that would include the hero, as well as the g1, the magic and the galaxy
but like I said, stock cupcake does not have multi-touch though CitizenErazed seems to think that it does. I'm guessing that he thinks that the g1, magic and galaxy don't have multi-touch because of the hardware. This is not the case. It is most definitely because of the rom. I have the magic and with the rom I'm using, I have multi-touch. I just doesn't have it out of the box because it is using cupcake, which does not support multi-touch. all clear?
All I know is HTC Sense phones are the only stock android phones I know of where Multi touch actually works. Ergo; 1.6 is a disappointment to me. I wouldnt "upgrade to it" and loose functionality I already have on Hero.
Rooted / custom roms is a different issue.
Will we ever have multi touch market apps/games?
Samuel - that was the impression I got from somewhere, must've been mistaken. I know the hardware's been capable of it since day one, but it's not been enabled for whatever reason. I thought it hadn't been implemented in Android until cupcake.
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