Does Android allow for multitouch input?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y phone with Android 2.3. On the Samsung Homescreen, when I rotate two fingers simultaneously in a clockwise direction, I get the option to add/remover spaces from the home screen.

Because of this, I assume it must be possible, but I have never come across any app for Android that makes use of it. Several iPhone apps make use of them. Why is it? What is the state of multitouch in Android?

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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...

  • The new Jelly Bean notification drawer is multitouch. Draw outward with two fingers on a notification and it will expand to show more information.
    – ale
    Oct 5, 2012 at 13:56
  • I was not aware of that @AlEverett Will try on my paranoid android note... :)
    – Deadlock
    Oct 6, 2012 at 12:16

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