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Multitouch

Google acquires BumpTop, possibly bringing features to Android

May 3rd, 2010

Google is certainly making good on their promise to again start acquiring companies on a pretty quick pace. Latest on the list is BumpTop, a multitouch 3D interface for the computer desktop. Chatter around the web has suggested Google might use some of BumpTop’s IP to give Android a makeover, possibly even making a 3D …

BlackBerry OS 6.0 screenshots, details!

April 20th, 2010

If you’re a BlackBerry fan, there is probably not a single thing you have been looking forward to more than what we have right here — screenshots and full details of RIM’s upcoming operating system, OS 6.0. One of our AT&T sources has not only showed us the brand new OS, but has also given …

Is the mysterious squared Motorola Android slider, the Twist?

April 14th, 2010

What you see above might just be the entire spec sheet for that mysterious Android slider from Motorola we caught a glimpse of the other day. Allegedly known as the Twist, the strange smartphone is said to measure in at 67mm-squared and 15.8mm thick, and possess a rather underwhelming feature set which includes a 2.8″ QVGA multitouch …

Tell us your iPad story

April 3rd, 2010

Today is just about as big a day as possible in the tech world, as literally hundreds of thousands of Americans will be waiting in line at retail stores or waiting patiently at home for the UPS man so they can finally get their hands on the Apple iPad, a gadget that even the most computer …

Apple sues HTC for patent infringement

March 2nd, 2010

After talking to HTC when they were giving us a preview of the HTC Hero a while back, we asked about multitouch and why they finally decided to include it. More or less, the response we received was that HTC and their legal team felt confident about including it, and with other competitors like Palm …

Android 2.1 update for the Motorola DROID rolling out this week

February 8th, 2010

Motorola DROID users as a whole are a pretty happy bunch, but after finally getting their first taste of official multi-touch, we can’t help but blame them for wanting a whole lot more. The good news on this front is that Android 2.1 for the DROID will be made available next week, according to Motorola’s …

Motorola DROID gets Google Maps 3.4, multitouch ensues

February 5th, 2010

Any Motorola DROID owners out there still feeling a bit slighted from Google enabling multitouch for the HTC Nexus One? Well, cheer up. Today, Google released an update to its Maps application — version 3.4.0 — and it brings multitouch pinchy, zoomy functionality to your DROID. Other changes to the new build include: Starred items …

XDA-Developers enable multitouch for Nexus One's native browser

January 22nd, 2010

The coding cowboys over at XDA Developers have released a new software patch for the Nexus One, a patch which provides some added functionality… multitouch goodness in the native web browser. Now, the code does have a fairly large prerequisite, and one that will surely turn some folks off, your N1 has to be rooted …

Motorola MILESTONE firmware travels over pond, brings multitouch

December 17th, 2009

A little Android breaking and entering? Yes, please. The Android hacking community has successfully ported the Motorola MILESTONE’s firmware over to it’s stateside relative, the Motorola DROID. A video, shot on what appears to be the worst video camera in the United States, has emerged displaying the Euro firmware running on the DROID, multitouch and …

TELUS bringing Motorola MILESTONE to Canada in "early 2010"

November 9th, 2009

Uh oh, you know what this means, boys and girls. No, it’s not that we particularly care what TELUS is up to, it’s that the Motorola MILESTONE TELUS releases will have North American 3G bands (850/1900MHz). But, even though we’re not jumping with joy doesn’t mean you aren’t, and for you our dear Canadian readers, …