How to enable multi touch on Verizon Droid

keith.randy

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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
 

Magnious

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Anyone know if and when upgrade the OS to 2.1, will provide multitouch browser? Dolphin is alright but would prefer something more refined.
 

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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.
 
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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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