Featured Articles

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

We knew the date for a while but as of right now we can confirm that Nvidia’s new Shield Tablet 8,…

More...
AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD, has confirmed what we told you back in May 2014 – …

More...
AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD’s debt load is causing huge problems for the chipmaker -- this quarter it had another substantial loss. The tame Apple Press…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 11:08

The reason behind the G1's lack of multi-touch

Written by Nedim Hadzic

ImageImage

Well, Apple asked nicely

 

T-Mobile’s G1, the first Android-based phone has been often criticized over its lack of multi-touch technology. This technology, as you might know, allows touch screens to accept multiple points of contact simultaneously, and although Android and the G1’s screen both can support it, it hasn’t been implemented here.

An unnamed Android team member claims that Apple had asked Google not to implement this technology, and Google strangely enough agreed. However, this shouldn’t sound as strange after knowing that Apple’s allegedly considering legally pursuing Palm for the company’s usage of multi-touch technology on their Pre phone.

So, if this is indeed true, then it seems Google will try pretty much everything not to stir Apple’s waters, but this would still be a lame reason for the G1’s lack of support. On the other hand, if you’re really keen on getting this feature, we’re sure that we’ll see some workarounds, probably of dubious legality, such as this one.

More here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 13:17
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments