AAPL Stock: 111.24 ( -0.36 )

Printed from

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.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented