G1 Multi-Touch Exists, Amputated


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  1. phandroid

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    You know that cool multi-touch feature that iPhone folks brag about? We’ll admit… it IS pretty cool. Did you know that G1 is capable of multi-touch, too? You probably didn’t and for good reason.The Android OS has multi-touch capabilities written into it but they are commented out. For non-developers this means the code is there, [...]

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  2. nezsem

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    If you go onto any webpage on the G1 and put your thumb on any surface on the screen and try to scroll around with any finger your thumb will keep it bouncing back to where your thumb originally put itself on the webpage but your finger will still let you move the webpage around in a very constricted sort of way... This kinda proves it has multi-touch. I dont know, you guys try it and let me know.
     
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    it doesnt prove it has multitouch^

    when that happends it kinda proves it has single touch

    it only notices one finger. when you scroll down(scrollingfinger) then notices the one finger when you take your scrolling finger off

    my macbook doest do that and it has multitouch.

    im i am wrong sry. but it makes sense to me
     
  4. kaze0

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    Just because Android has multitouch support, it doesn't mean the G1 does.
     
  5. Patton

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    Yup, that's right... my dear friend tells me that the iPhone SDK has API functions how to use multitouch on iPhone. It's a little bit silly that the AndroidOS supports multitouch but it's locked somehow, and there are no explanations how to use it in the Android SDK. So, I don't believe it, until I see it on a real device :D
     
  6. justjimjpc

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    I think Google may have various reasons for not having everything the phone
    is capable of ...not implemented to start with ... Possibly didn't want to
    be tagged just a "copycat of iphone's methods" ... I think that multitouch
    on a capacitive type screen is inherently possible... futher by some simple
    indications it is indicated that it is there ... but just not fully
    implemented...

    One example of possible but not implemented in like the Browser... is the
    landscape and portrait flip without opening keyboard ... but Checkout the
    implementation of it in a Great App called "Power Manager" or the ability
    to change the phone's ring response based on phone's physical orientation..
    app called "Ring Control"

    To illustrate multitouch ... go to your apps container and scroll some
    where around the middle of your listed apps... place two fingers or thumbs
    "at the same time" onto the screen ... without lifting fingers from the
    screen ---now scroll back and forth by moving both in the same direction...
    notice that the screen scrolls in the desired direction...

    Again, Without lifting either finger move them in opposite directions...
    notice that they cancel each other out ...

    Now, leaving one finger on the screen (between apps -- so nothing is
    selected) ... try to flick-scroll the screen in either direction .. the
    screen attemps to move but it bounces back to the locked position being
    held by the finger on the screen ...

    Will google implement this hidden capability .. we can hope .. just like we
    hope it finds a method to secure the root while still allowing apps to be
    stored/loaded/and run from the SDCard-Drive... and adding flash to the
    browser ...etc...

    I am going to remain optimistic but still anxious and impatiently waiting !
     
  7. nezsem

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    That's what I just said. Lol
     
  8. justjimjpc

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    Think you might notice I was sorta talking to Patton and trying to expand on the test you did and that I did in a different method ... Wasnt trying to indicate that I didnt read what you have said and "said try it ... let me know " ??

    I just used another more detailed way of explaining what i did and had expierenced ....
     
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