Google Maps with multitouch now for the Motorola DROID

Google Maps with multitouch now for the Motorola DROID
Even though you can install the (unofficial) new Gallery app with multitouch on the Motorola DROID, it appears that Google has got one better. Today on the Android Market you can install the newest version (3.4.0) of Google Maps, which also comes with multitouch built-in. As this is the first official Google app to support multitouch for the DROID, we were eager to try it out. After the download and installation were complete, we loaded it right up and could easily zoom in and out by using two fingers (pinch-and-zoom), but you can still zoom by double-tap and by using the magnifier icons on the bottom-right corner. Now it would be nice if Google could provide a browser update with multitouch for the DROID.

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source: Engadget


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9 Comments

1. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

no more fearing apple and their stupid software patenting

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Which is dumb. Everybody critisizes them and then later go and steal it's technology. That seems just about right.

2. dasanman69

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 11, 2009

Just get the xscope browser in the android market. It has one finger pinch to zoom.

3. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

how do you use 1 finger to pinch to zoom?

5. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol i guess the .. "pinch" part of the equation would be left out.. so it would just be one finger zoom.. i dont get what is so great about this pinch zoom crap.. i have the droid and its very easy to double tap the exact location with.. one finger....*crickets*... if i had to use two fingers for that .. i guess.. id be.. well... tired .. or ... more entertained.. its like browsing the web while talking.. seriously i dont know one person whose ever phoned a fried on a gameshow.. thats about the only time id ever use that too.. i really think the only reason why people want this is because its on the i phone.. just like why people even want that... the damn letter "i"

6. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

has anyone got the update yet? when i try and download it, it just gets stuck on "starting download" Is it not officially available yet?

7. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

nm, it went through after a half hour

9. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

yeah its only because so many Droid users were trying to download it at once, it was over capacity.

8. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

finally, now a wanna get the multitouch browser

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