we reported on a few issues plaguing the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. The biggest issue is some users have been reporting screen glitches with multitouch. Pinch to zoom on maps, double taps on buttons when typing, and things of that nature. And now we're hearing Google's latest fix for said issue, could have actually made it worse for some.
Nexus 7 users had been complaining about issues dealing with multitouch. The issues were believed to have been caused by a software update, however in a bit of good news -- another update has come available for the tablet. Those sporting a Nexus 7 with multitouch issues should be on the lookout for software update JSS15Q.
Jelly Bean and Angry Birds on a 84-inch 4K (Ultra HD) touch display? That's exactly what we have for you below. At this years CeBit show MyMultitouch is showing off their new tablet - if you can call it that - and this 3,840 x 2,160 Ultra HD resolution screen called the Alvaro GIANT is capable of running Android, Windows, or almost anything else.
tchebb has had the working 3-10 DROID Incredible kernel for quite some time and decided it was time to release to the world. Now DROID Incredible users can download a kernel that will bring true multitouch to their device.
A few new videos have popped up that show the new model preforming multitouch gestures. The videos include a promotional and a hands-on video with the new tablet that are showing off the multitouch of the device. Although the multitouch doesn't look fully implemented, or even ready for release, this confirms that they are at least working on a capacitive touch version of the S7. [youtube]rv3-hqIeTnM[/youtube] [youtube]me8dXt1jhxs[/youtube] No word yet on an expected date of availability or price, but we can assume it will launch sometime next year with a cost a bit higher than the current generation S7. [Via liliputing]
Motorola's Honeycomb tablet; instead he used the slate to preview the incoming update for Google Maps for Mobile 5.0. The new version adds dynamic map building with building outlines for 100 cities at launch, new multitouch gestures including two-finger tilt & rotate, and offline caching for common routes and searches. Only certain Android devices will support all the features of Google Maps for Mobile 5.0, which is due out in the next few days. The Nexus One, apparently, lacks the multitouch support for rotating the views; the full list of supported handsets is below.
- Galaxy S
- Droid X
- Droid 2
- Droid Incredible
- Nexus S