February 2, 2010
Owners of the HTC-made Nexus One rejoice! A new -- and official -- software update has been made available that adds a spate of new features, including multitouch.There was a lot of negative press when the Nexus One first launched without the multitouch feature. Multitouch is one of the features that makes the iPhone so popular.
Starting today, the Nexus One will have it, too. Google says that users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. The new features include: Google Goggles: This mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. Just use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web Google Maps: The Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com - access your favorite places from your phone or computerSearch suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history - makes it easy to search for places you've searched for beforeNight mode in Google Maps Navigation - automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and drivingPinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone's Browser, Gallery and Maps applications 3G connectivity: Google will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones. Nexus One owners will receive a message on their phone's notification bar. Google says that all users need do is click on the link to download and install the update. The link is going to be sent out gradually, and Google thinks that most users should have it by the end of the week. [Via Google]
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