Pinch to zoom ported over to DROID along with rest of Milestone firmware

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Pinch to zoom ported over to DROID along with rest of Milestone firmware
Thanks to AllDroid's mad scientists, firmware from the Motorola Milestone was ported over to its American version, the DROID with outstanding results. The pinch-to zoom feature that seems to be the one itch that DROID owners can't stop scratching, is supported as you can see from the accompanying video. Because of the different radios used in the two Android devices, the ROM is not stock and should drop in a few days according to AllDroid's founder, Brent Fishman. And Google Navigation is not harmed at all. So if you are planning on taking the risks involved just to avoid double tapping, or because you really, really like pinching, it shouldn't be too long before you will be able to multi-touch your life away on your DROID.

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source: EngadgetMobile

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10 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

cool.

2. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat finally

3. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Awesome, i can't wait to start using two fingers to zoom instead of one. So much time and effort I'll be saving I won't know what to do with myself.

4. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I lol'd

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

now you will need two hands to zoom instead of one!...i wonder if it's a feature that we can turn on and off.

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

What's the big deal about pinch&zoom I dont mind the double tap if you want pinch&zoom go get an iPhone

6. doitall76

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

Why don't you just use the dolphin browser to accomplish Pinch & Zoom????

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hated dolphin browser. imo, the pinch and zoom was twitchy and it didn't seem as clean as the android browser.

8. dandirk unregistered

While I can see a benefit for pinch zoom for photos, not so much for web. Though it would be nice to custom tailor zoom % easily. I have been really happy with just the double tap. A friend at work has the Hero and he actually liked the idea of double tapping over pinch... He said with the screen size, one handed pinch was a pain and double tab may be better... To each his own though, options are always welcome.

10. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Already had this on my droid, had it for a few weeks now.

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