Google updates the Nexus One with multitouch, Goggles and more

Google has just announced that its first phone, the Nexus One, is receiving an OTA software update starting today.

First of all, the update includes multitouch support – many users have wished for this to be there from the beginning.

The presence of multitouch enables pinch-to-zoom functionality, which can be used in the smartphone’s gallery and browser, as well as in Google Maps.

And speaking of maps, the software update also brings the new Google Maps 3.4, which features starred items synchronization, search suggestions from users’ personal maps history, and night mode in Maps Navigation.

Another novelty for the Android-powered Nexus One is Google Goggles, the application launched in December last year. You can get it from the All Apps menu.

Google also said that it will soon provide “a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones” – as a response to the 3G-related issues appeared last month.

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Since the first Nexus phone now has multitouch, we should expect the capability to be included in all of Google’s upcoming phones.

Via Google, Engadget

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Mike H.

    This is a great update for the Nexus One, can such update which includes multitouch support be made for the Motorola Droid?

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