Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
Thread beginning with comment 500747
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by kovacm
by Calipso on Wed 21st Dec 2011 03:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
Calipso
Member since:
2007-03-13

I frankly still dont understand the obsssion with multi touch

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by daedalus on Wed 21st Dec 2011 10:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

After using multitouch for a while on a Mac, it feels very clunky and slow to me when I go back to a single touch trackpad. It's probably less of an issue on phones as the single touch isn't required for the mouse, but even simply for zooming in and out it's very intuitive and makes zooming on a single-touch device feel cumbersome.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Comment by kovacm
by Calipso on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 01:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

Pinch zoomis annoying to do on the phone with one hand. i would much rather have what i had on my winmo phone....draw circle clockwise to zoom and counter clockwise to zoom out. maybe its just me :-)

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Comment by kovacm
by Neolander on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 09:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

After using multitouch trackpads on both a Macbook pro from 2009 and my Asus laptop for a while, I have decided to always disable part of the gestures, only keeping the vertical scroll.

The rest is very rarely needed in my experience, and tends to trigger itself randomly at the worst moment.

I agree that dual-finger vertical scroll is much nicer than anything before though.

Edited 2011-12-22 09:02 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1