Sierra_Dad - 5:12 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have to rephrase this slightly.
Did your 1.6 Hero have Pinch and Zoom in the Google Browser and Google Maps? I believe this is the first time they've had it in their own base apps, though I could be wrong. Google has been awfully shy about pinch and zoom functionality - that's given rise to the above speculation.
Multitouch capability is not in Android 1.6. HTC put their own hardware specific multitouch interface and bypassed Android/Google. An end user doesn't particularly care about that detail, but developers do.
My G1 has been upgraded to 1.6, and I cannot get any data for more than one finger. Nor will I, since it is unlikely to get an upgrade to 2.0.