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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deal about multitouch
by cycoj on Sat 6th Feb 2010 01:39 UTC
cycoj
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2007-11-04

Hi still fail to see what the huge deal is about multitouch. The big problem I see with it is that you almost always need two hands to use it, which IMO is very inconvenient for a device like a phone. Now don't get me wrong I love gestures, but I think you could implement a lot of multitouch functionality by having one modifier button and gestures. Take for example the whole pinch zoom thing. You need to hold the phone in one hand and do the pinch zoom with the other. I think a lot better way would be to have a small button on the side of your phone, which you press with your index finger for example and have the zoom activated by lets say a diagonal sweep with your thumb and the direction determines zoom in or out.

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