The T-Mobile G1′s hardware supports multi-touch?!?!

November 18, 2008

Blogger RyeBrye has found that the T-Mobile G1 outputs data suggesting that the G1′s touchscreen display has support for multi-touch, something previously thought to be only available to iPhone users.  Code from the debugging console demonstrate that the T-Mobile G1 can indeed track two fingers.

As multi-touch capabilities have always been appreciated on the Apple iPhone and Microsoft Surface, one can only wonder why HTC chose to leave off multi-touch support from the G1.  Patents, and future developments may explain why, but we don’t realy know yet.  G1 owners can only hope that support for multi-touch is brought via a future OTA update, instead of being reserved for a new phone in the future sign.

[via AndroidGuys]

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