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Upgraded Google maps and was looking forward to two finger rotation but it doesn't work on Vega (or my Nexus One). Have tried multitouch test and know it's capable - does it just have a whitelist of supported devices? Otherwise think its fixed satellite view and is much better than previous. :)

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Same on my liquid, but when you double click my location it locks to The compass and pans in that direction :-)

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Two finger rotation? It's more of a tilt, but it works for me - seems you need to be zoomed right in on the map.

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Works great on my Desire HD

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Two finger rotation? It's more of a tilt, but it works for me - seems you need to be zoomed right in on the map.


No, there's supposed to be both tilt (two finger slide) and rotate (two finger twist). Nexus One mutitouch isn't up to it but Vega should be.

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No, there's supposed to be both tilt (two finger slide) and rotate (two finger twist). Nexus One mutitouch isn't up to it but Vega should be.


Even the N1 MT should be good enough :-) is there a fix out for the N1 ?

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Even the N1 MT should be good enough :-) is there a fix out for the N1 ?


No, it was established a while ago that Nexus One has problems with axis swapping, I.e. it doesn't properly track which finger is which, its hardware/drivers and hasn't been fixed. Google has a list of supported devices for new maps and a few don't support rotation.

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Just tested this on the Vega. Two finger tilt works, but alas two finger rotation doesn't.

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Just tested this on the Vega. Two finger tilt works, but alas two finger rotation doesn't.


Confirmed, works fine on the galaxy s btw... pretty sweet.

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HTC Desire - no rotate either :)

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HTC Desire - no rotate either :)


Works on my desire , just fine , rotate , tilt, and compass track .

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Works on my desire , just fine , rotate , tilt, and compass track .


I wonder if people are getting different versions of the app or if there is some build.prop checking going on inside gmaps. (Some of the build.prop fingerprints get changed depending on the custom rom your using)

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Confirmed, works fine on the galaxy s btw... pretty sweet.

Just tried on my Galaxy S, the 2 finger twist doesn't work. I'm on Android 2.1 not froyo.... should this make a difference?

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Just tried on my Galaxy S, the 2 finger twist doesn't work. I'm on Android 2.1 not froyo.... should this make a difference?

i think people here talks about new "Google Earth" functions with rotation support when i rotate display with 2 fingers?
Maps do not work like this on my samsung or folio, so i guess new Earth + new Map gets people confused..

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i think people here talks about new "Google Earth" functions with rotation support when i rotate display with 2 fingers?
Maps do not work like this on my samsung or folio, so i guess new Earth + new Map gets people confused..

But it is a Google map function, when I installed the new version it said you can rotate by twisting or whatever it said . Someone said there is a list of supported phones for the new features... where can I find that, thanks. I will try on my Vega when I get home

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i think people here talks about new "Google Earth" functions with rotation support when i rotate display with 2 fingers?
Maps do not work like this on my samsung or folio, so i guess new Earth + new Map gets people confused..


No, I am really talking about the new google maps... And I do have Android 2.2.1 I believe (Darky's v5.5 rom based on JPU, look for it on XDA if interested) so perhaps that indeed does make a big difference.

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i think people here talks about new "Google Earth" functions with rotation support when i rotate display with 2 fingers?
Maps do not work like this on my samsung or folio, so i guess new Earth + new Map gets people confused..


No, we are talking about Google maps 5.0, released just the other day. Here's a demo on youtube: Google maps 5 for Android

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Possible fix ...... (havent got my vega to hand to test on)

1) grab this .xml (http://www.multiupload.com/1JWKYPHZNM)
2) adb remount
3) adb push android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml /etc/permissions/
4) adb reboot


:) hope it works ....

credit goes to kabaldan on XDA for trying this first on his N1

Edited by Buzing Bee, 17 December 2010 - 12:22 PM.

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Possible fix ...... (havent got my vega to hand to test on)

1) grab this .xml (http://www.multiupload.com/1JWKYPHZNM)
2) adb remount
3) adb push android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml /etc/permissions/
4) reboot ....

;) hope it works ....

to backup the old .xml incase of any issues
1)adb remount
2) adb pull /etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml.backup
and to put it back on the phone
3) adb push android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml.backup /etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml

credit goes to kabaldan on XDA for trying this first on his N1


The file android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml doesn't exist in the 1.06.5/R5 release, so there is nothing to restore (you would just delete it). I can confirm I now have rotation on google maps though :)

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Possible fix ...... (havent got my vega to hand to test on)

1) grab this .xml (http://www.multiupload.com/1JWKYPHZNM)
2) adb remount
3) adb push android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml /etc/permissions/
4) reboot ....

:) hope it works ....

to backup the old .xml incase of any issues
1)adb remount
2) adb pull /etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml.backup
and to put it back on the phone
3) adb push android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml.backup /etc/permissions/android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.distinct.xml

credit goes to kabaldan on XDA for trying this first on his N1



Just tried this and it works brilliantly, thanks for the tip!

The file name is slightly different though. It's called android.hardware.touchscreen.multitouch.xml, so you need to rename it.

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