The iPhone had it first, bringing onscreen pinching and stretching to the masses. The Palm Pre also has it. Thanks to the former and imitated by the latter, multitouch is now the benchmark in the smartphone touchscreen experience.
We have reported in the past that two more Android updates are coming this year, one minor and one major, and we have learned from Reuters that the minor update is alleged to be Android 1.6 Donut and the major update, Android 2.0 Eclair, is alleged to include multitouch. Google’s multitouch for Android will likely debut on a Motorola release given Motorola’s pledged support to the Android platform and the rumored release is just in time for the holiday season. Buckle up, because things will continue to get interesting.