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MyMultitouch 84-inch 4K touch-display shows Android on the big screen

Android is great on screens of all shapes and sizes, but how about enjoying some Android 4.1 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.

Touch Vision uses a Nexus S and Augmented Reality to control TV screens

Using our smartphones or other methods for controlling TV and computer screens is nothing new. We've been doing it for a while with various methods but today we have something completely new, unique, and different. The guys from Teehan+Lax have designed a neat little application using augmented reality to control what is displayed on TV screens using their trusty Google Nexus S.

32 Inch Multitouch Display Running Android 2.3 [Video]

WHOA! Android running on a 32" or 46" multi-touch display -- Yes please! What we have here is a signage company called SKR Technology and they have developed a sweet prototype multi-touch system running atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 32″ display. Currently it runs off a regular Android terminal which is connected via USB to the touch sensors, HDMI to the display port, and it fully replicates the Android interface and can also display full HD video.

Nexus S Glove-Friendly Touchscreen is a Winter Boon

One of our staff was playing around at 2 O'Clock in the morning and he found an interesting surprise regarding the screen on the Samsung Nexus S - it works without direct contact from your finger. After we discovered the device's screen worked with the back of a fingernail, we frantically ran around testing what else the device's screen would pick up. The results: surprising to say the least. We got the device to pick up multi-touch gestures with the back of our fingernails, which led us to wonder exactly what was going on. And after the initial surprise of the sensitivity of the screen, we started testing the screen's ability to pick up input through different types of fabric. We tried both a standard polo and a thick sweatshirt and they both came out working flawlessly. This shouldn't work. Capacitive touch screens, for those who are unaware, use the conductivity of the human body to sense input. For anyone who has used an iPhone or Galaxy S device with gloves, you would have noticed that it just will not pick up your touch and you are forced to take them off and use your fingertips. We tried this with a wide array of current-generation mobile phones that we have immediately available and it seems that only Samsung devices showed any response of an input without immense pressure from the user. [vms 3806cba3f47b93af8ccb] So what is Samsung doing differently to construct such an amazing screen? We honestly have no idea. In fact, we don't even think they fully understand what is going on - or are even aware what they have done - which could be the reason we have yet to hear anything officially. For the skeptics, we have gotten this to successfully work on our 3 available Nexus S devices with the backs of our fingernails and a wide array of fabrics. It's worth noting that we still couldn't get any input from a long fingernail, which leads us to believe that it's relating to the heat produced that is transferred through the fingernail. But, even if it's the heat from the finger that's going through the gloves, it's unlike any device we have tested so far, making it worth mention.

DROID Incredible gets MultiTouch Via Kernel

XDA member 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.

Huawei S7 with Capacitive Touch Display coming soon?

The Huawei S7 is an Android tablet that is pretty impressive specs wise, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and is fully connected with 3G and WiFi. However, it uses a resistive display which is better suited for use with a stylus vs using your finger. It now seems as if Huawei is preparing to launch a new S7, this time with a capacitive touch panel. 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]

Google Maps for Mobile 5.0 incoming: 3D dynamic mapping, caching, more

Andy Rubin didn't spend much time talking about 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
  • Droid X
  • Droid 2
  • Droid Incredible
  • Evo
  • Nexus S
  • G2
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