Sep 06 AT 4:08 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Video: Android for TouchPad gains ten finger multitouch


Progress on the Android port for the HP TouchPad has been moving forward at an admirable pace. Especially considering how little the developers behind the TouchDroid project have to work with. So far, we’ve seen video evidence that Android not only boots on the TouchPad, but dual-boots alongside webOS. Today, another milestone in development has been made.

In the latest progress video from team TouchDroid, it’s been outed that Android on the TouchPad now has working multitouch. Ten finger multitouch to be exact. Some Android devices only offer two finger multitouch, but it looks like the TouchPad will support up to ten. In the demo video (below), team TouchDroid member fnj00 uses a multitouch testing app to display the working drivers. Everything from single finger-tracking to ten finger multitouch is demoed perfectly. There’s still a lot of work to be done before the project is ever deemed complete, but this is a great sign of how swiftly development has taken off.

Of course no estimated time of arrival has been given for public availability, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on how the project is progressing. For those of you who were lucky enough to score a cheap TouchPad, how do you like it so far?

Source: AndroidPolice

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