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  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    Apr 12, 2008
    One of the key (and only) advantages the iPhone has over the T-Mobile G1 and the Android platform is Multi-Touch capability. That’s not entirely true - we’ve not only seen multi-touch on the G1 but we can also hack multi-touch on the G1 ourselves. But out of the box, Android does NOT support multi-touch.What makes [...]


  2. nuc70

    nuc70 New Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    Did you know there is a 350 Page patent their Multi Touch technology from the scratch broad to the final product. This is the same reason why others dont come out with Multi touch screen phone. If you research about the Palm Pre and Apple there is big thing going on with the Patent issue. If apple were to sue them then Palm can do the same because there where is the touch devices and cell phone way before apple. I am sure they have bunch of patent laws for their touch screen devices. I am pretty sure there will be more update on the Multi touch and it wont be from Google. Their a software developer I am sure their not going to japerdise their OS. At this moment the OS spreading extremly fast thur the tech industries and they dont have time to go mess around with apple. I know the pinch in zoom is nice and all but come on G1 is way better then iPhone, keep in mind iphone had 2 years head start. Give G1 some more time and the paid apps needs to start showing up then people will make some good looking apps.

    I my self use the JF RC33 with multi touch. Its pretty cool but its bit laggy. keeping in mind its the 1st, and it works! People who has come up with the multi touch GOOD JOB! I hope you keep it up and improve it to perfection.

    - Johnny
  3. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Sure multitouch would be great, but if its just for zooming and rotating who really cares. Guess what, you can zoom in and out with just ONE finger with google maps. And for everything else, just add an on screen button or put it in a menu.

    Multitouch is great for a few things, but nothing that you can't live without. And if you're google, not worth getting into a legal battle with an industry partner.
  4. randel77

    randel77 Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    san diego
    I always thought the magnifying buttons were clunky and not very responsive, so when I rooted my phone and got multi-touch I thought I would be a lot happier. Now that I have multi-touch I hardly ever use it and think the magnifying buttons are more convenient. It's definatly better to have both but what I would really like is an option to have the volume selector control the zoom. I'm sure sooner or later someone at xda will make it happen.
  5. sw20matt

    sw20matt Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    multi touch could bring more features to apps, like as the flute or the gitar app on the iphone.
  6. bpw

    bpw Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Excellent suggestion, assuming you're in portrait orientation, not landscape.

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