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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Anderson, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Anderson

    Anderson Member
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    Do you think the UK version will have multi-touch ala Hero and Droid? Also if I were to buy a US version and the UK version was multi-touch enabled could I update to the UK version.

  2. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't go by that info, it's a product page on a site that might not even end up selling it. Also as an fyi, the phone is multitouch, just not in the stock applications, that was a Motorola addition on the milestone so I wouldn't be expecting that here. All 3rd party apps can use it where nessecary though.
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Why not? It was on the original Hero, they removed it for the Sprint version. I would pretty much bet my house the UK released one will have stock multitouch. HTC made the Nexus one, they also made the Hero.
  4. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    From a quick Google search, pinch zoom was included with the Sprint Hero, but that would only make sense(no pun intended) because it's running Sense UI, this is different, it's a Google Experience phone with stock Android, no more no less.
  5. Anderson

    Anderson Member
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  6. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

  7. Anderson

    Anderson Member
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    That simply states the one they are currently shipping to the UK (i.e. the one being imported in from the US) is the same being shipped to US customers. The one being sold eventually by the .co.uk domain could contain multi-touch which I would expect it will.
  8. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    Well here's why I dont think they will.

    Why would they make an entirely new set of native apps for the European one after selling a ton of them to people in the UK, which if I'm not mistaken is part of Europe. It wouldn't really make any sense on their part to enable multi-touch for some European countries and not others. If they were going to be including multi-touch for European countries, why wouldn't they include it from the get go for the UK Nexus phones?

    Doesn't really make much sense to me, but I don't care either way. Once I get my Nexus it'll be rooted and running a multi-touch native browser anyways.
  9. markouk

    markouk Android Enthusiast

    Are you saying that it will be unfair on those who purchased early from the US google site? If so, then I believe google couldn't (wouldn't) sell a mulit-touch enabled N1 from the US due to the patent infringment (see Apple). Once they sell from the UK/Europe, they'll be able to sell the multi-touch version unit. You do understand that you cannot patent software in Europe don't you? That's why the Apple patent holds no water over here, therefore they can infringe the patent all they want. Even if they setup a system where UK units bought from the google site (US) were configured to have multi-touch enabled, they'd still infringe the patent as it is being sold in the US.
  10. Pastel

    Pastel Newbie

    Didn't they promptly considered a multi-touch update in the future for international phones? Don't forget the Milestone was not only Europe exclusive, but instead it was the international version. The DROID was US exclusive, although that's nothing to brag about. :)

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