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OLPC XO-1.75 to support multi-touch

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu July 8, 2010

OLPC working on bringing multi-touch to XO-1.75

The OLPC engineering team this week announced new software is on the way that would bring with it multi-touch support. The updated Sugar OS to make this possible will make its debut in the upcoming XO-1.75 child notebook. The embedded controller will have an open codebase, with one small exception, and is believed to become the first notebook with open embedded controller code.

The XO-1.75 will be just the first of a series of future OLPC tablets that include multi-touch inputs. The MeeGo virtual keyboard has already been ported to Sugar by Sayamindu Dasgupta, with a video example of the result available for viewing.

Multi-touch is expected to form a large part of the OLPC team's strategy in the future, as the XO-3 tablet will depend exclusively on the technology for input.



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