Diversi addetti ai lavori, in queste ore, si chiedono quale sarà la reazione da parte delle case produttrici che hanno scelto Android, considerando che la US Patents e Trademark ha stabilito la paternità di Apple, per quanto concerne la tecnologia del multitouch.
Questo, più in particolare, lo stralcio del documento in cui la delicata tematica viene trattata: “In general, multi-touch panels may be able to detect multiple touches (touch events or contact points) that occur at or about the same time, and identify and track their locations. Examples of multi-touch panels are described in Applicant’s co-pending U.S. application Ser. No. 10/842,862 entitled “Multipoint Touchscreen,” filed on May 6, 2004 and published as U.S. Published Application No. 2006/0097991 on May 11, 2006, the contents of which are incorporated by reference herein.
In view of the above, although this disclosure may describe detecting input in terms of touch-events, it should be understood that the various embodiments disclosed herein may detect near touches or hover-events as well. Accordingly, a touch, a near-touch or a hover may be referred to as an “event” and multiple events that occur at or about the same time may be referred to as a “multi-event”.