I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab as a reference implementation (phone and first gen Android tablet), of Android 2.x for app development. I have noticed a slew of Android 3.0 slates being talked about at CES 2011 (Motorola XOOM, etc.).

If I had a multitouch PC with the Android SDK/Emulator on it, would this allow me to more closely approximate device simulation by allowing user input via the multitouch screen ? Would it work via touch just like Windows 7 recognizes touch as mouse style input ?

Has anyone done this ?

  • This feels more like a SO question to me. Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 16:15
  • @Martijn - I had wondered about SO, but it was not a code specific question. I have since posted there, just in case. Thanks! Commented Jan 6, 2011 at 20:03
  • No worries, it takes 5 of us to feel the same way in order to close/move a question, and I'm in the minority for this one :) Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 9:32

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According to this and this, the Android emulator does not support multitouch, although single-touch gestures should still be possible.

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