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Multi-Touch Emulation Hacked into the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 doesn’t support multi-touch, right? SE reps have confirmed time and time again that the hardware doesn’t support it and workarounds would not be seen via software updates. The Android 2.1 update came and went, and, sure enough, no multi-touch support. Enter those zany Android hackers who only read the words “can’t do that” as an open challenge to find a way to make it happen.

As you can see from the below videos, whatever way they have come up with to implement multi-touch emulation doesn’t exactly work great, and accuracy/response seem a bit off, but it’s a step in the right direction. No public release of this hack is available right now, but we’re sure it won’t be long.

[via GSMArena]

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  • G8D

    Doesn’t support it very well o.O

  • http://openx2.tk weiman

    step in the right direction! screw you SE, thank you hackers!

  • TigerPaw

    Fantastic, guys! Next, how about making the Samsung Galaxy S GPS work right. Now THAT’S IMpossible :-)

  • Maker

    Great job !
    I’ve just passed my Xperia in Eclair and rooted it but multitouch will be very interesting with this screen !
    Keep on !

  • Mark

    I see what you did there TigerPaw. ;P

  • Covert_Death

    i’m sure it would work alot better if the guy doing it wasn’t so spastic and using 3 fingers….. i mean come on, if you want it to work, you have to work IT. i’m sure if he finger thumbed it patiently it would work quiet well

  • pmarsh

    @Tigerpaw…If you have tmo, they sent a fix OTA for the GPS.

  • son

    Uh how come my angry bird doesn’t support multi touch?

  • daniel elson

    the reason he is using 3 fingers is because this is bullshit, he is tapping the screen so it zooms in.The top vid well go on xda and have a look at the proof yourself.

  • Double

    Why would it be bullshit?

    Instead of tracking one finger. once you find it, you can reject it, and let it search again for a new touch point. 50% change it will find the other finger. reject that one again and repeat. This will half your update time, and be more demanding for your cpu and battery, but it will get you some sort of multitouch.

  • Croak

    Guys, the same shitty digitizer is used on the Nexus One/Desire…it’s not multi-touch, but HTC did their own version of the hack. Sony decided not to.

  • MrFox

    Just like Samsung claiming that Froyo can not run on the i5700 due to hardware limitations … that was proven a big fat LIE by the community, too.

    What does it take to get the manufacturers to be honest for a change?