01-22-2010 02:24 PM
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  1. keith.randy's Avatar
    I am a Droid owner and I love everything about it except for the fact that it doesn't have the pinch and zoom functions of my former iPhone. I have been reading some forums from other websites that say you CAN get multi touch on the Droid. But I have no clue how to get it.

    With all the ADB Shell stuffs and SPRecovery and Busy Box. I don't know where to start.

    I I'm running Mac OS 10.6 and I need to know how I can get multi touch on my Droid.

    Thanks
    01-19-2010 11:24 PM
  2. Magnious's Avatar
    Its built in the phone. However the browser doesn't support it. BUT...Dolphin browser does. Goto the market and download dolphin browser. There is a free and paid version.
    01-19-2010 11:29 PM
  3. Adiliyo's Avatar
    that would be the easiest way.

    you can also push a modified version of the milestone (European droid) browser if you want to replace the native browser with one that has multitouch, they have the info on alldroid. essentially you replace the native browser app with that one.
    01-20-2010 12:04 AM
  4. Fatasaurus's Avatar
    whats the difference between the versions of dolphin?
    01-20-2010 10:53 AM
  5. bcd1's Avatar
    does using a different browser have any negative side effects?
    01-20-2010 11:11 AM
  6. dagostin's Avatar
    using any software has its ups and down when compared to other software. Just try them out and choose what pleases you the most

    alldroid is your friend if you are looking to hack the phone, there are howtos on everything and custom roms that have options to install all of these stock multi-touch apps that were left ouf of the US version of the droid but put on the european version.

    I suggest if all you want is multi-touch then try dolphin browser as mentioned and there is a multi-touch gallery as well. These involve no hacking/rooting and are available in the market for free.
    01-20-2010 11:26 AM
  7. MckeanOne's Avatar
    Anyone know if and when upgrade the OS to 2.1, will provide multitouch browser? Dolphin is alright but would prefer something more refined.
    01-20-2010 01:56 PM
  8. dagostin's Avatar
    at the moment 2.1 will not come with multi-touch for US versions. I believe they would announce this, but i've read interviews where they said it is coming to future phones, whether that means in some firmware/software update or just on later phones. As of now, stick with dolphin, or root your phone to try out the milestone one.
    01-20-2010 02:12 PM
  9. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    at the moment 2.1 will not come with multi-touch for US versions. I believe they would announce this, but i've read interviews where they said it is coming to future phones, whether that means in some firmware/software update or just on later phones. As of now, stick with dolphin, or root your phone to try out the milestone one.
    How good is the milestone one when compared to Dolphin?
    01-20-2010 03:38 PM
  10. mclarryjr's Avatar
    How good is the milestone one when compared to Dolphin?
    I would like to know that too. Is it just like the standard browser with just multi touch?
    01-20-2010 03:52 PM
  11. dlongb13's Avatar
    I Prefer the milestone browser to dolphin. I find it much more polished looking and the scrolling is much smoother. Also I feel like the "fit to page" concept is much more accurate when zooming. I use it on a custom rom from alldroid. Petes rom v.5, its the best one out there if you want all the multitouch goodies. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    01-20-2010 04:28 PM
  12. Flyguide83's Avatar
    The new update for dolphin is cool.. only problem I have found thus far.. I can't find a stop button lol..
    01-20-2010 04:32 PM
  13. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    The new update for dolphin is cool.. only problem I have found thus far.. I can't find a stop button lol..
    A stop button? You mean to shut the app down or stop a page load?
    01-20-2010 04:35 PM
  14. dlongb13's Avatar
    Not a fan of the update, those ads are killer and the tab bar at the top is way to larger, makes the viewing area about 70% of what it should be.
    01-20-2010 04:38 PM
  15. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Not a fan of the update, those ads are killer and the tab bar at the top is way to larger, makes the viewing area about 70% of what it should be.
    I hear everyone talking about adds but I don't see them. I set the home page to ESPN and don't get adds. Plus the tab auto hides as soon as the page loads.
    01-20-2010 04:39 PM
  16. dlongb13's Avatar
    you dont see the adds at the bottom?
    01-20-2010 04:41 PM
  17. d1pham's Avatar
    Dolphin is great, however I did notice that it would consume battery life like no other. Is this fixed in 2.0?
    01-20-2010 04:42 PM
  18. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    you dont see the adds at the bottom?
    On the bottom of the Page? Nope. I don't get them on any page.
    When I rooted a while back I used add free. Then I deleted the app and unrooted. That may be why I don't get adds.
    01-20-2010 04:43 PM
  19. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    Dolphin is great, however I did notice that it would consume battery life like no other. Is this fixed in 2.0?
    Not sure, I just loaded it a few hours ago but have been streaming pandora and browsing at the same time. I have to test it after a full charge.
    01-20-2010 04:45 PM
  20. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I don't see my battery life going down with dolphin and I don't see any add's except on the home google search page which really doesn't bother me.
    01-20-2010 04:51 PM
  21. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    I don't see my battery life going down with dolphin and I don't see any add's except on the home google search page which really doesn't bother me.
    When you open the bookmarks page do you get adds in the bottom? I get a white strip only.
    01-20-2010 04:57 PM
  22. jhamilton3#CB's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of dolphin.. seemed extremely slow & laggy when I tried it.
    01-20-2010 05:48 PM
  23. nerdbox08's Avatar
    I only get an ad on bookmarks and the google page. Too free up screen space I just double tap to hide the tab bar.
    01-20-2010 06:14 PM
  24. Roy Aguilera's Avatar
    I only get an ad on bookmarks and the google page. Too free up screen space I just double tap to hide the tab bar.
    I don't get it on either.
    01-20-2010 06:27 PM
  25. dagostin's Avatar
    i found the multi-touch aspects of milestone vs dolphin to be fairly comparable. Milestone might be slightly more refined but honestly it's hard to tell the difference. I forget if dolphin had the double tap to zoom, but if not, thats one place the milestone beats out doplhin (my bad if dolphin has the double tap, i know you can long press to bring up that menu). Other than that, I don't like the ads of dolphin but not a big deal. I always prefer a "stock" app to a 3rd party one IF they are comparable in functionality and here they are. I like the stock bookmark layout as well in compared to dolphin.

    I'd say overall they are pretty darn comparable, but the milestone one win's slightly all around for me all around.
    01-20-2010 06:27 PM
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