Nexus One Multitouch: The Great Divide at CES 2010

You may have heard the rumour doing the rounds that the European version of the Nexus One superphone will sport multitouch, while the USA Nexus One goes without. Well apparently that question has been raised with Andy Rubin of Google at CES 2010.

Apparently Joshua Topolsky of engadget, confronted Rubin at CES 2010 over the Nexus One multitouch issues, well not multitouch itself but rather the divide between American handset and European handset that gains multitouch.

Topolsky said to Rubin, “You call this a superphone — 3.7-inch capacitive display, but no keyboard and no multitouch. Yet it has multitouch outside the US. Why not America?”

To which Rubin responded, “It’s not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It’s a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don’t like two-handed operations… there is no conspiracy.”

No conspiracy, yet the Droid goes without multitouch while the Milestone has it, the US Nexus One goes without while the European version has it, but then like Rubin says, he personally doesn’t like two-handed operations.


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