3M Electronic Solutions Division, a part of
), recently introduced Android kernel patches for its multi-touch
display and systems products. The latest offering from 3M is
perfectly timed as it will allow developers to create new
applications as well as scale the existing applications to match
its entire range of multi-touch display products.
In a bid to achieve maximum coverage with the Android OS
(operating system), 3M has introduced multi-touch kernel patches
for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 4.1-4.3 (Jelly Bean) and
4.4 (KitKat). Additionally, 3M introduced a series of Linux
kernel patches to enable developers to create high-performance
multi-touch applications on the Linux OS.
With the new kernel patches, Android developers will be able to
make full use of 3M's multi-touch technology on devices with
displays varying from 15 inches to as large as 46 inches. These
will create new multi-user, collaborative applications based on
the flexibility of the Android OS along with ultra-fast touch
response and the high touch threshold of up to 60 simultaneous
Higher proliferation of smart phones and tablets coupled with the
increased usage of high-speed data services has increased the
demand for better display systems and multi-touch technology. 3M
remains focused on inventing new products while maintaining its
competitive edge globally in the segment. The popularity of the
Android OS on smart phones and tablets will fuel the demand for
such applications on larger displays and is likely to augment
3M, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified
technology company with manufacturing operations spread over 70
countries. The company aims to deliver innovative security
solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, thus
maintaining the security of people and documents.
3M currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks that
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), having a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
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), both carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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