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I believe this feature is called text reflow and is not an actual a feature of Android but more of HTC. The HTC browser reflows the text as you zoom in. This can get very annoying especially because after reflowing it can move your focus area to the closesr text not what you were zooming into. My personal pick for an alternative browser is Dolphin Browser™ ...


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I think that three or more touches are useful on tablets because actually it's hard to do so many touches on the small screen. From my experience I know these two applications: Simple keyboard. Yes, sometimes you can put tablet on the table and print with two hands like on real keyboard to improve writing speed. Any Piano Emulator. Same situation as above. ...


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There are many apps in play store which support multiple touch gestures. For example you can zoom in or out in many video players like (mx player, bsplayer) E-book readers like mantano reader uses two finger touch to scroll pages... GestureControl app is totally based on multi-touch and gestures...


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Are all touch-screens on modern devices multitouch capable on hardware level (if software supports it)? This is more or less impossible to answer without spec sheets for every Android device that has ever been created (within whatever timeframe you consider "modern"). Very broadly speaking, devices from major manufacturers over the last several years ...


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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 ...


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It looks like you can't turn off this feature. Just as an "other-side-of-the-coin" perspective, I find that the reformatting does what I want and expect nearly all of the time, in that when I finish zooming, the text I'm looking at fills the screen at the size I've zoomed to. Your options seem limited, then, to: Trying one of the other browsers available ...


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its very useful for advance users to quickly control system interactions. I use 3 and 4 finger actions for things like: 3 finger swipe down - same as pressing the back button 3 f swipe up - for menu button 4 f swipe down - to turn off the screen 5 f tap 3 times - to kill an app, force close it 4 f tap once - to switch/ toggle between the most recent apps ...


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tl;dr: 2 fingers is more than enough! There is no real need for more than 2 fingers on your screen. But there are some apps that allow more than 2 fingers (like already said in other answers: piano apps, keyboard apps etc). But I don't think that the number of allowed fingers should be one of your criteria not to take a phone. Especially if it is a phone, ...


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In the moron test app, one of the challenges needs 4 finger multi touch. Can't remember if this is available on Android however. Mainly only games would use this I believe.


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It's kind of nice to be able to use 3 fingers in Fruit Ninja sometimes, although you need a decent size tablet to really make use of it. I highly doubt that you will miss out on anything if your device only supports 2-finger multitouch, however.


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Multitouch touch screen digitizers handle (2,3,4...) or more input fingers at a time at the hardware level. Single touch devices handle only one finger at a time even if 2 or more are present. If you touch with a 2nd finger, the detected touch will "jump" from the first finger to the second finger location. Install a touch screen visualizer or test ...


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The difference between real dual-touch and fake dual-touch has to do with how the screen is built. Real touch screens have an additional layer to allow for additional inputs. There are ways to emulate dual-touch with software. This is helpful in the case of your particular phone. This XDA forum page has a list of updates for particular ROMs including 2 ...


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If you want to check programmatically, checking the system features via the PackageManager object works, as far as i can tell for my device. This method doesn't give the exact supported number, but rather a categorisation as follows: TOUCHSCREEN_MULTITOUCH JAZZHAND (tracks 5 or more touches fully independently) TOUCHSCREEN_MULTITOUCH DISTINCT (tracks 2 or ...



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