HTC Incredible and EVO 4G get upgraded to Atmel maXTouch sensors
We have some good news for you if you’re planning on picking up the Verizon DROID Incredible. I’m sure you’re all aware that the Incredible and the Nexus One share a lot of the same DNA. This is a blessing and a curse. The specs of the N1 are incredible but it does have some issues with the touch sensor that many though would transfer over to the DROID Incredible, like a bad genetic disease. As we mentions, we have some good news: HTC has chosen to use the new Atmel maXTouch sensors (mxt224) on the Verizon DROID Incredible. The new sensors have some improved features (unlimited touch points) and should be less power hungry that the sensors found in the Nexus One. HTC is also planning on using the new sensors in the Sprint HTC EVO 4G.
HTC was the first manufacturer to use multi-touch on Android and Windows Mobile. Many have complained that their implementation of the technology wasn’t as seamless as what users were accustomed to on the iPhone. What many consumers didn’t realize was that HTC made these features available without official support from Android or Windows Mobile. The new Atmel maXTouch sensors should allow HTC to vastly improve their multi-touch experience on their Sense equipped handsets.
Source: Android Release