Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, we have two major mobile operating systems releasing updates to their platforms. First, Apple bumped the iPhone OS up to version 3.1.3, and second, Google released an update for the Nexus One which implements activates multitouch support for the phone.
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cyanogen had it for a long time
by FunkyELF on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:43 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

What has taken Google so long in getting this out there?

Were there patent issues regarding multi-touch?

Seriously, what took so long?

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kittynipples Member since:
2006-08-02

Were there patent issues regarding multi-touch?


Yes, the whole reason why Apple bought FingerWorks was to acquire their expertise and patent portfolio from work the founders were doing with multi-touch in the late 1990s.

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motang Member since:
2008-03-27

Yeah but it's pretty shaky. So Apple does take Google or Palm for that matter to court they probably won't win, as well all know multitouch dates back to the 70s or 80s.

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