Google Nexus One’s missing multi-touch explained

Andy Rubin, Vice President of Mobile platforms at Google has hinted towards the reason the Google Nexus One does not include multi-touch capabilities.

 

Speaking at the All Things Digital conference at CES, Rubin was quizzed as to why the technology was lacking from an otherwise impressive features list, despite multi-touch being included on a series of European handsets.

 

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According to Engadget, Rubin responded to the question saying: "It’s not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It’s a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don’t like two-handed operations… there is no conspiracy."

 

The Motorola Droid better known to UK consumers as the Milestone, illustrates the current multi-touch debate as multi-touch is included only on the European version of Motorola’s Android-run smartphone. There is growing speculation that the same could happen with the Nexus One when it launches in the UK. 

 

Whichever way it goes, we’ll be sure to let you know when we get our hands on the Google Nexus One in the very near future.

 

Link: Tech Radar

 

Andy Rubin, Vice President of Mobile platforms at Google has hinted towards the reason the Google Nexus One does not include multi-touch capabilities.

 

Speaking at the All Things Digital conference at CES, Rubin was quizzed as to why the technology was lacking from an otherwise impressive features list, despite multi-touch being included on a series of European handsets.

 

Google Nexus One launches: All the details

Google Nexus One arriving in UK in ‘few short weeks’

See where Andy Rubin featured in T3’s Tech 100

 

According to Engadget, Rubin responded to the question saying: "It’s not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It’s a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don’t like two-handed operations… there is no conspiracy."

 

The Motorola Droid better known to UK consumers as the Milestone, illustrates the current multi-touch debate as multi-touch is included only on the European version of Motorola’s Android-run smartphone. There is growing speculation that the same could happen with the Nexus One when it launches in the UK. 

 

Whichever way it goes, we’ll be sure to let you know when we get our hands on the Google Nexus One in the very near future.

 

Link: Tech Radar

 

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