Multi Touch Support

by » Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:02:11 GMT

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HTC G1 is perfectly capable of multi touch support. Please guys
implement that in the next OTA update if possible. I understand is
something that Apple Created with their Iphone, but G1 has a lot of
petential and multi touch i needed for the sucess of this product.
Google works with Apple and I am sure you can implement that feature
with the phone.
Thank you.

Multi Touch Support

by lukehutch » Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:59:21 GMT

 It won't happen in the near future until at the very least someone in
the community works with the Google developers to code up well-
designed support for multi-touch in the MotionEvent class, and until
Google actually accepts that patch upstream, and until T-Mobile picks
up the patch and OTAs it.  (Getting MT working in apps is then a whole
other ball game.)  The chance of all that happening in the near future
is for all intents and purposes close to zero for a variety of
reasons, though interested parties should still submit a patch to
Google.  Multi-touch is on Google's todo list but it's not very high
up on that list.  It is highly likely that there will never be
official multi-touch support for the G1, even if there is for future
devices.  If you want multi-touch for the G1, at least in the browser,
then you need JesusFreke's replacement flash images, google it.


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by Tseng » Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:04:19 GMT

 Actually the chance on Multi-Touch support is next to zero. Apple was
granted the patents for multi-touch, in other words no one other than
Apple is allowed to use multi-touch feature in handset devices.

Check out the reasons: 


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by ericwong » Sun, 01 Mar 2009 09:02:43 GMT

 But the manufacturer (not sure if it would be google) can always pay
the license fee to get the luxury ;)
If the cost can be justified which I doubt so.

Or if someone manage to invalidate Apple's patent.



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by Al Sutton » Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:20:45 GMT

 That's only a US patent, so anyone other than Apple can use multi-touch, 
it's *only* if they have assets in the US that a problem arises.



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by Eric Wong ( » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 15:41:16 GMT

 Can Apple's Multi-Touch Patent Withstand Scrutiny -- or Challenge? 

Btw, there is a company that is collecting prior art right now to
challenge Apple's patent..........Contact me if you want to know
more ;)

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by Christine » Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:01:24 GMT

 I find it remarkable that a company should have a patent on multi
touch. Patents are meant to protect inventions, not trivial features.
Things like multi touch and one click are not inventions, they are
features that anyone will come up with when using e-commerce or touch
screens, respectively. Congess should change the law here and state
that patents are granted for inventions, not for trivial features.



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