HTC’s HD2 is like the Swiss Army knife of smartphones, with its development community bringing probably the largest selection of smartphone operating systems around to the handset. While it may have launched running Windows Mobile, it didn’t take long for hackers to figure out how to load Windows Phone 7 on its hardware. That was a huge accomplishment in and of itself, but some issues remained that kept the HD2 from running the platform as smoothly as native hardware did. One of those issues was some incomplete touchscreen support, with notable problems handling multi-touch inputs. While that seemed insurmountable without the help of HTC, a year later we have some real progress, and a new driver has been released that greatly improves multi-touch performance.
Windows Phone multi-touch on the HD2 is still not perfect, but it’s reportedly a whole lot better than what’s been available thus far. Occasionally it will lose track of your fingertips during a pinch-to-zoom, but anyone who’s been struggling with the existing support should notice a world of improvement.
New ROMs featuring the updated driver are already available; see the Via link for downloads.