I had the chance to get my hands on a Nexus One and was able to run though my touch and gesture tests at http://gregmurray.org/ipad. Given both the Nexus one and the iPhone / iPad all use a variant of Webkit I found the following :
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What does this mean?
You can create some UIs that use patterns such page swipe / flick gestures as seen in my carousel widget but some other gestures like stack spread and pinch to zoom will not. See the gesture page if you want to try yourself. While limited there is still the chance to develop some HTML interfaces that work across a wide array of touch devices.
Hope for Standardized Touch Support
Let’s hope going forward that the Nexus One ( Android ) browser will expand it’s support for gestures. For now we will have to work with touch events which are the basis for the gestures. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that other touch based operating system providers expose gestures and touch events in their browsers. An even better solution would be to have gesture and touch events in a future HTML standard.