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I have seen this which led me to Droidthing. Although being the most thorough i have seen so far, it would need it more detailed.

Background being: some 2.x phones have a multitouch stock browser, most don't - this depends on the software version. I've even read reports of people just applying the official update and the feature had been disabled between 2.2 to 2.3 update...

Therefore my question is:

  • Is there any data source out there, which also breaks down by individual software version, in particular if the browser supports multitouch ?

Bonus question: Is there a list which android 1.6 phones any multitouch-capabilities at all?

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This seems like a question that would be best served by using Google, as it is designed for searching for webpages, whereas Stack Exchange is really not (this has been discussed on Meta in the past to some extent). –  eldarerathis Jun 24 '12 at 19:56
have been googling for this to no avail... this is why i have asked this question. Also, studying your post in the link, i don't see any of the 4 characteristics mentioned applying to my question. –  Philzen Jun 25 '12 at 3:28
There's no such list. If you want one you can make one using the data from pdadb.net. I don't think that they have an api so it's Web scraping or your hands. –  Richard Borcsik Jun 25 '12 at 6:40
Thanks for sharing, but i cannot find an example on pdadb with shows if the browser itself supports multitouch nor does it list software version... –  Philzen Jun 25 '12 at 7:50
If the screen supports MT than the browser does too. SW version? Not happening! 100s of phones x 5-10 software updates. Nobody would make such a list because it doesn't have a use case. –  Richard Borcsik Jun 25 '12 at 8:12

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I can only answer the bonus question: I think most of 'em are. I had the very first T-Mobile G1 which didn't have multi-touch support initially, but after half a year (I'm not 100% sure, but I recall it like this) it got an update and had some multi-touch features. Simple ones like image zooming, can't remember if the browser had, sorry.

From than on, I think 2.2 definitely had a multi-touch browser out of the box, I never had 2.0-1 so don't know it for sure.

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Thx a lot for the info! Unsure if i am allowed to rank this up though as i really would need some kind of reference list. –  Philzen Jun 25 '12 at 3:30
2.0-2.1 was MT out of the box, but some phones that got the update didn't support it. e.v I had a Huawei U8220 and while it had a dual touch panel, they didn't enable it and the community devs couldn't make it work either. Good old times :) –  Richard Borcsik Jun 25 '12 at 6:44
Yeah sometimes I miss my G1 :) I broke him while upgrading CM version :( It's sad, I have him here but can't get him back to life –  Steven Roose Jun 25 '12 at 6:47

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