Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Apple has patented "multi-touch"! The competition will be continued by lawyers?

Company Apple has taken out the patent on multi-touch.
Some days ago the patent bureau of the USA has given out Apple the patent for firm technology multi-touch, used in Apple iPhone under the name «Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics».
Now struggle against competing products iPhone, such as Palm Pre and Google Android, can be translated in a legal field. Under the threat as well eeePC with multi-touch touchpad. Probably lawyers Apple already prepare a series of claims.
We will remind that the technology multi-touch allows to operate the interface of phone by means of one or several touches to the display. For example, the touch of 2 fingers simultaneously allows to scale the image, and turn of two fingers on the display allows to rotate the image.

Updating T-Mobile G1 - without Cupcake

Operator T-Mobile has confirmed that will let out the following version of an insertion 1.1 /RC-33 for smart phone T-Mobile G1 from February, 5 till February, 15th. The insertion will be updated in mode OTA (Over the Air, "by air").
It was already received by the limited number of users, thus, it while test release.
T-Mobile G1 Unfortunately, in this updating does not contain yet an update of platform Android code-named Cupcake of which with such impatience is waited by users of the smart phone and which should bring very many new possibilities.
The lucky beggars who have received updating RC-33 before a great bulk of users Android - the smart phone, inform that now the smart phone supports vocal search Google. When there will be long-awaited Cupcake an operator yet does not inform.
A source: Engadget