Sony Ericsson X10 can do multitouch after all, will get Android 2.1 in September?

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  1. TriC

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    Hmmm...... I don't really care about Multitouch.. but thought I would pass it on. same thing happen with the magic people said it would not do multitouch and then it could.

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  2. Roze

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    haha...too slow! Too late! I am the proud owner of the N1 now. But from the long wait from announcement of the X10 in November 2009 to it being release now...I won't trust anything SE promises. I now take whatever SE says in its PR with a bag of salt!!! I'll believe it when I see X10 running 2.1...X10 that are not rooted :p

    -Roze-

    P.S. you mean ...September 2011 right :rolleyes:
     
  3. Akkuzo

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    I'm not sold by this whole "man on the inside" thing....
     
  4. puleen

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    What he said.
     
  5. saltorio

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    Same here. I'll believe it when I see it.

    However, with that said I'm loving my X10.
     
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  7. saltorio

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    ^ Also, SonyEricssonNA tweeted the following earlier today:

     
  8. mjschmidt

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    This is not the same as saying that the hardware will not support it. As long as the hardware supports it, then it is theoretically an issue of "flipping" a "software switch" to turn it on.

    Is there any proof that the X10 hardware cannot support MT?
     
  9. Zyzomys

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    Why would the SE Product Manager for the X10 say Multi Touch is not possible if it really was? How would this be advantageous to SE? If you do not believe the Product Manager for this phone, what would you believe?
     
  10. saltorio

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    If the hardware could support it, why would Sony not add the software support? The tweet I posted is pretty solidly saying it will not ever get support. There's no reason for Sony to hold back if there was a hardware capability, especially since all the other Android manufacturers are supporting MT. It's not like Sony lacks the money or patents to fight off Apple if that were what they were worried about.

    Wish all you want, and claim it's a conspiracy or whatever, the X10 is not getting multi-touch. If you can't handle that, don't buy one.

    Frankly, it wasn't a factor in my buying decision and I'm very happy with my X10.
     
  11. Akkuzo

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    Ahhhh hell..... I give up.

    [UPDATE] Xperia X10 With Multi-Touch Support, Maybe [Video] | Android Phone Fans

    Although, not to get all conspiracy on everyone but a couple of seconds before he starts playing with the navigation apps (including google maps where he uses the pinch zoom) he takes the phone off camera for a bit. I don't know, I suppose he might be playing a video and doing the inputs in time with the video but all that said, it kind of looks real..?
     
  12. saltorio

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    Nope. It's just subtle subtle double-tapping. Note that he never waivers or pauses when he zooms in, always zooms in the same amount, and doesn't pinch-zoom out.

    I can double-tap in Google Maps on my X10 with very little effort, making it look like a single touch. As double-tapping zooms in smoothly a set amount, it's very easy to make it look like a pinch-zoom.

    Sorry, but it's not proof of anything.
     

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