Venture Beat is reporting that Apple asked Google nicely not to implement the multi-touch technology that makes the iPhone and iPod touch easy to use. Google complied (was this just Eric Schmidt talking to himslef?). The G1 doesn’t have multi-touch although third parties have implemented it (video below). The Android developer who made the revelation to Venture Beat is glad Google didn’t so they don’t have to concern themselves with the legal posturing that is going on now between Apple and Palm over the Pre’s multi-touch usage.
Is this yet another smart move by Google?