Erick Tseng, Android Senior Project Manager, on the Engadget Show

If you’re curious about the inner workings of Google, specifically within the Android realm, this video is fascinating. You’ll also get a little hint of what’s up with multi-touch and insight into Google’s position in the mobile space, among other interesting tidbits.

Since multi-touch is likely one of your burning questions, here is a summary of what Erick said: The platform is multi-touch. Android ships with some multi-touch enabled apps, for example, the keyboard (yes). Google is “constantly examining the range of possibilities.” What I got out of it is that the lack of multi-touch comes down to bad design choices. Eric says they made multi-touch decisions “with a full understanding of what we (Google) want.” What about everyone else? Why not have zoom buttons and multi-touch?


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