How multi-touch is the Desire?


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  1. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How multitouch is the HTC Desire? I'd be getting an unlocked sim-free UK one.

    I presently have the EU sim-free HTC Hero but I desire* an upgrade. It's an awesome phone but it only has multitouch for a few HTC specific pre-installed apps and not in Google Maps or any 3rd party apps. Is the Desire limited in the same way?

    * Bwahahaha see what I did there? I bet I'm the first person every to make that joke! (sorry)
     

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  2. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member

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    Your not the first lol

    I think until Google improves the multi-touch, it will be limited.
     
  3. darrenj87

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    Hey, so far it is working with maps very well... any specific application you want me to try it with?
     
  4. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It works with Google Maps? Good.

    There's a program on the market "Input Benchmark" which just lets you know some technical output including multitouch info. If it can read more than one point, I think it's safe to assume the Desire has as the full standard Android 2.0+ multitouch support, such as it is, and that any and all 3rd party apps that support multitouch (and an increasing number are) will have multitouch on the Desire.

    On my semi-multitouch Hero with cupcake, its multitouch readout says "Touch the Screen. Multitouch not available." and pressing the screen only ever gives one position no matter how many simultaneous presses I do so it clearly doesn't have the standard Android implementation.
     
  5. darrenj87

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    Yeah, I meant Google Maps.. Yeah the multi-touch benchmark program says it detects 2 touches :)
     
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    Quboid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Excellent! Thanks, Darren. Just out of interest, how/where did you get your Desire so soon?
     
  7. darrenj87

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    I was out of contract. Ordered it the moment it became available on the T-mobile website, sent it to me on Friday and arrived sat :)
     
  8. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nice one! Are all the current Desire owners on T-Mobile? They're useless around here, their only 3G coverage in Northern Ireland is around Belfast, i.e. about 3% of the land and 20% of the population. I wouldn't go with them even if I lived near Belfast, that's pathetic coverage. Vodafone UK, O2 and Three have decent 3G coverage throughout most of the province.
     
  9. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    The Desire has that calibration problem, the same as the N1. So I'd guess it uses the same screen (Clearpad 2000).
     
  10. w00yee

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    in your own test or according to some videos? I have watched those videos and still waiting for owners' review about that issue.
     
  11. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    According to user reports. I don't mean the crossing axes or whatever--that doesn't affect day-to-day use. I mean the calibration issue where occasionally you press a spot but the screen registers a touch elsewhere, usually far down the bottom half of the screen.
     
  12. w00yee

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    oh, no.. that sucks... waiting for more users' reports on that ...
     
  13. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    Greasy finger smudges does that ;)
     
  14. apashton

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    Mutlitouch working great here, no calibration issues and ive played with it ALOT since i got it.
     
  15. w00yee

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    +1 so glad to hear that:p
     
  16. CDA

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    can someone with a HTC LEGEND PLEASE try multitouch visible test and see how it goes!!!
     
  17. PJD007

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    Who in the HTC Desire forum also owns a LEGEND !?!?!
     
  18. CDA

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    lol yeah i only realised that after a while so i posted on legend forum
     
  19. jaspabt1

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    Hi, been playing with my phone ALOT since i got it on Tuesday night. Not had any issues with touching on part of the screen and it registering elsewhere. Ive used alot of the drawing apps like magic marker etc with no problems.
    The crossing axes test that has been mentioned doesnt affect day to day use of the phone apart from when you want to play 2 player air hockey :eek: then it doesnt follow the touches very well
     
  20. CDA

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    i reckon the screen calibration issue is only with the nexus one because of the capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen. desire should have no such problems
     
  21. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    Au contraire, users of the Desire on xda have reported the same calibration problems. Doubt the capacitive buttons on the N1 affect touchscreen calibration, in any case, considering that even when my screen goes funny, the buttons will continue to work perfectly.
     
  22. jaspabt1

    jaspabt1 Well-Known Member

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    As above, there are defo calibration issues, but just not in every day use. I can live without my 2 player air hocker :p Everything else touchscreen wise works perfectly(pinch to zoom, key selection etc)
     
  23. kboya

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    in general I'd say the calibration is spot on... I have had the odd moment when it doesn't fully register in the right place, but nothing to worry about--the accuracy on links when at full distance (i.e. tiny buttons) is spectacular! If anything, I'd say the calibration is almost too accurate as I can occasionally move the screen view without actually touching the screen... maybe it's become sentient? :confused::eek:
     
  24. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried the test from that Nexus 1 video that showed the device getting confused and yeah, same thing on the Desire. It's yet to actually cause any problems in real usage. The only multitouch issue I've got is my hands/fingers holding the device press the edges of the screen accidentally.
     
  25. The_Verse

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    That happens to me all the time XD
     

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