03/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hacker Gives Nexus One Multitouch Browser: See How

The Google Nexus One has drawn some criticism for its lack of multitouch support, especially as the omission seems to be arbitrary. But the open nature of the Android ope rating system allowed a hacker to enable multitouch capabilities on Google's flagship device.

Cyanogen, a celebrated hacker in the Android community, released a modified version of the Android 2.1 OS that enables multitouch features for the Nexus One smartphone. The hack enables multitouch in the native Web browser only, but Cyanogen said he would be adding this functionality to other apps soon as well.

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