Google adds Multi-Touch Capabilities to the Nexus One

February 2, 2010
Google Nexus OneGoogle released a software update for Nexus One phones today that adds mutli-touch capabilities to the Smartphone.  The Android 2.0 update will only be made available to the Nexus One and not the Motorola Droid just yet. The software update will be rolling out to users throughout the week and includes:

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 Google Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:
  • Starred items synchronized with - access your favorite places from your phone or computer
  • Search suggestions from your personal history - makes it easy to search for places you've searched for before
  • Night mode in Google Maps Navigation - automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving

Pinch-to-zoom functionality (Multi-Touch)

Devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone's Browser, Gallery and Maps applications.

3G connectivity

A general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones.

You can read the full Google blog post by clicking here.

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