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    Ray7

    Many folk have asked why Android didn't ship with multi-touch, even though it Google had demonstrated it before the fledgling operating system was released.

    Well, the answer may be very simple; Apple asked them not to, according to a report cited by MobileCrunch.

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    Ray7

    And another strange addition to the tale, from John Gruber.

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    Bass

    That explains why the iPhone is the only phone on the market with multitouch. I'm pretty sure they have acquired non-trivial patents on the technology.

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    Maddus Mattus

    Bass said:
    That explains why the iPhone is the only phone on the market with multitouch. I'm pretty sure they have acquired non-trivial patents on the technology.
    Still amazes me how one can patent touching a device with more then one finger,...

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    BlackTiger

    Maddus Mattus said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*
    Still amazes me how one can patent touching a device with more then one finger,...
    US patent system rocks-n-rulez!

    If you stumbled and fell down, it doesn't mean yet, that you're going in the wrong direction.
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    foreachdev

    BlackTiger said:
    Maddus Mattus said:
    *snip*
    US patent system rocks-n-rulez!
    I would have something of substance to say. But I am off patenting using forehead pounding as a input technique. Involves IPhone and a high level of frustration. I call it IStressKit.

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    joechung

    Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, is a member of Apple's board of directors.

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    Maddus Mattus

    joechung said:
    Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, is a member of Apple's board of directors.
    I smell a conspiracy!

    Apple is pulling a Microsoftie!

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    GoddersUK

    joechung said:
    Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, is a member of Apple's board of directors.
    ouch

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