Mouse on Android stops firing TouchEvents

A mouse on an Android M (or later) device: (a) will no longer fire TouchEvents, and (b) will fire a consistent sequence of MouseEvents with appropriate buttons & other properties. Before this change, a low-level mouse events in Android reached blink as a touch event, hence fired a touch event then a compat mouse event if the touch event went uncanceled.

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Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for Android release 58
  • Android WebView release 58

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Last updated on 2017-03-02