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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lgh1157, May 3, 2010.

  1. lgh1157

    lgh1157 Active Member
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    Is the touch screen heat sensored ?

    I know the iphone is like this . . . . . which is a good thing when you've had a eris that was pocket dialing and answering calls in my pocket

    Thanks , . . . again

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  2. mikewashere05

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    You mean capacitive, and yes.
     
  3. lgh1157

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    Thanks man,

    I did a few searches for "capacitive" and nothing really came up.
     
  4. mikewashere05

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    Any phone with true multitouch is capacitive.
     
  5. 5thElement

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    No touchscreen uses heat to sense a touch.
     
  6. Mjcanton

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    The iPhone is not heat sense - it is capacitive just like most other glass screens
     
  7. mikewashere05

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    I'm sure some salesman somewhere said that it was heat sensitive because a girl's fingernails won't work, etc. Its now a "feature" :rolleyes:
     
  8. TheGoatLantern

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    It does have a heat sensor next to the Verizon logo....
     
  9. mikewashere05

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    This would be news to me. Light/proximity sensor? Sure. Heat? I dunnoooo
     
  10. Mjcanton

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    One is a light sensor, the other is a proximity sensor. No heat sensor
     
  11. drew3739

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    While Im sure you guys are right, have any of you held like a cold can for a little and the tried to do things on your phone? When I had the droid, my fingers had to be normal temp. If I tried to press things when my fingers were cold it wouldnt respond well at all.

    Havent tried with my Inc.
     
  12. Bisnicks

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    I'm pretty sure that the home menu back and search buttons are heat activated right?
     
  13. Mjcanton

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    I doubt it, I'm pretty sure they are all capacitive. Do a google search if you are interested in understanding what capacitive touch is exactly - some may find it interesting if they are nerds :p
     
  14. JonnyBadd

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    no phone has the TouchScreen that the IPhone has - the IPhone reads your body heat and static electricity - heptictouch
     
  15. TheGoatLantern

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    Thought I read somewhere that the prox sensor was heat based? Meh don't mind me then just passing through..... ;)
     
  16. lgh1157

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    Thats what i had read, and most of the talk about the screen being capacitive was about the 4 buttons at the bottom of the phone

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  17. Mjcanton

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  18. Mjcanton

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    btw as far as i know.. heptictouch = DNE
     
  19. ParinoidAndroid

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    The screen isn't heat sensitive, it's capacitive. Your fingers distort the electrostatic field (which is why you don't need to apply pressure). not heat related.
     
  20. greenrolaids

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    i have an heat sensor.. but alas its not on my phone.
     
  21. CRPercodani

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    Well duh how else do you guys think a iPhone can fry eggs?
     
  22. golfinglenn

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    It would be cool if there was a stylus available to use for texting and such. I use swype and sometimes have trouble seeing where the next letter is due to my fat fingers lol. I think I could double my speed with a stylus.
     
  23. CRPercodani

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    There are some capacitive touch stylus', you can also use a sausage (no joke). Google it.
     

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