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Google Nexus One may lack multi-touch support

Google Nexus One may lack multi-touch support

In more news surrounding Google's upcoming Nexus One smartphone, a blogger has revealed that multi-touch support may not be included in the finalised retail package.

Although the Android platform offers multi-touch compatibility, several other smartphones which could utilise multi-touch have had the technology disabled by the retailer before coming to market. Previous Android mobiles to suffer from this limitation include the Motorola Droid and the HTC Magic, although the UK version of the Droid will support multi-touch.

The blogger has also reported that the Nexus One supports five separate home screens, which adds two more to the standard three included with the basic Android platform. Despite the potential limitations to the interface, early reports suggest that the Nexus One is a fast and highly capable multi-tasking handset.

The one aspect of the Google phone which has been criticised thus far is the camera, which was apparently added in as an afterthought. However, since the iPhone's camera has been imperfect ever since its release in 2007 few expect this to negatively impact on the popularity of Google's Nexus One.

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