No Multi-touch on DROID browser because Andy Rubin hates two-handed operations?
0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2010, 05:11 posted on
Why does the Milestone support pinch to zoom in the browser while the DROID doesn't?...
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1. jimdibb (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
I believe you misunderstood what one handed means in this situation. Try holding the phone and pinch zooming with the same hand. It practically can't be done.
13. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)
Gotta love the way phonearena is completely wrong about this! I HAVE A PINCH TO ZOOM BROWSER on my droid! Its called dolphin and its just as good! Not to mention custom roms abound with multitouch. All phonearena must do is sit around waiting for other sites like phandroid to post real information so they can shit all over it.
15. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
My Eris supports pinch and zoom in the native browser.....
17. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)
Because it runs Sense UI. HTC decided to build it right in.
2. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
i'm sure he is used to one handed operations
3. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009)
After using the Iphone and switching to the Droid, I don't miss multi-touch at all. In fact, as Jimdibb says, trying to pinch and zoom with one hand is almost impossible especially on a phone with the size and "boxiness" as the droid. I would much rather tap and hold to zoom in or tap and hold again to zoom out on any of those applications mentioned in the article. Except for typing, I think multi-touch is over rated.
14. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)
Agreed, there is just tomany people blinded by the Mac propaganda that anything the make is the industry standard. everyone likes to have it their way.
4. ToddD00 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)
This would be like a President saying he hates sex so noone can have it. Just because the hnic doesn't like it doesn't mean it shouldn't be available for those of us who love it! Besides if it's there and you don't use it what's it hurting?
5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I think it's more about him trying to be innovative. He is telling us we don't need pinch-to-zoon in hopes that it will catch on in other places. It's a very small version of...like what Apple did in saying we don't need a physical keyboard, or Nintendo saying we don't need old fashioned controls anymore. He may be right. I use multi-tap to zoom on my iPhone at times, but the problem is doing a possible double tap and clicking a link. I use pinch to zoom a lot more because of the precision.
10. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Off topic, but does your name have anything to do with "Tony the Beat"?
6. allboutverizon (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 May 2009)
Maybe he fails to realize, it's not about what you don't like. It's about what your consumers want and like.
7. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Did Andy not get the memo that consumers will decide how successful his company will become?
8. tuminatr (Posts: 726; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
then why not put it on the phone and give us the ability to turn it off
9. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
Ok so he doesn't like it but yet the droid has the full slide-out keyboard with which EVERY single droid user uses both his/her hands to type on it with... I mean have you ever seen anyone type with just one hand? NO. This is why I say android will never overrun it's competition, because it's run by idiots like this one right here.
11. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Agreed. I would really like the multi touch. I know that it has been added into some apps, but other games are impossible to play thanks to this arrangement. Maybe he just doesn't play games on his phone... F*** you, Andy Rubin! Multi touch would make this phone 30% easier to sell!
18. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)
Android could easily implement multi-touch alongside one-handed operation methods. Idk why they just dont do that...