METHUEN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the Android operating system expands as a preferred programming
platform for smartphone and tablet-based applications, Android
developers are seeking to push the boundaries of this open source
platform. Now, with 3M’s release of Android kernel patches for its
multi-touch display and systems products, Android developers have the
ability to scale their applications for display sizes up to 46 inches,
and more importantly, create new multi-user, collaborative applications
based on the flexibility and familiarity of the Android operating
system. Android multi-touch kernel patches for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream
Sandwich), 4.1-4.3 (Jelly Bean) and 4.4 (KitKat) are now available at
the “Driver and Kernel Support” link on www.3m.com/multitouch.
“High-performance, multi-touch Android applications are key to expanding
the reach of 3M multi-touch systems and displays,” says Diego Romeu,
global business unit manager, 3M Electronic Solutions Division. “We are
excited and looking forward to seeing the next generation of
Android-based applications that take advantage of our large-format
multi-touch displays and systems.”
To help enable Android developers to tap the power of 3M’s
high-performance multi-touch technology – for display sizes ranging from
15 to 46 inches – 3M has created kernel patches for popular Android OS
versions that will allow software designers to communicate directly with
3M’s industry-leading multi-touch electronics. By communicating directly
to the touchscreen controller, Android applications can benefit from the
ultra-fast touch response and the high touch threshold inherent in 3M’s
projected capacitive technology, which is capable of up to 60
In addition, 3M has released a series of Linux kernel patches for
developers interested in creating high-performance multi-touch
applications with 3M multi-touch systems or displays. Linux multi-touch
kernel patches for Linux 3.0.1, 3.0.31, 3.4.1 and 3.4.10 are available
at the Driver Support link on www.3m.com/multitouch.
More information about 3M Multi-Touch Systems (ranging from 15 to 47
inches) and 3M Multi-Touch Displays (ranging from 18.5 to 46 inches) can
be found at www.3m.com/multitouch.
About 3M Electronics Division and 3M Touch Systems Inc.
3M Electronic Solutions Division offers innovative solutions to the
global electronics market, such as touch systems and multi-touch
displays; static control products; copper interconnect systems; cables
and cable assemblies; carrier and cover tapes and trays; flexible
circuits; and embedded capacitor materials. Information about 3M
electronics offerings is available at www.3M.com/electronics.
3M Touch Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Electronic
Solutions Division, provides innovative touchscreen systems and display
solutions to customers worldwide under the 3M and MicroTouch brands. 3M
touch products are commonly used for single-touch and multi-touch
applications that include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality,
industrial, interactive digital signage, healthcare, exhibits, retail
point of sale and self-service. Information about 3M touch solutions is
available at www.3M.com/touch.
Information about 3M Company is available at www.3M.com/about.
3M is a trademark of 3M Company.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Linux is a trademark of Linux Foundation.
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