Nexus One Update Grants It Multi-touch And 3G Connectivity Fix

Not having multi-touch was a big issue when the Google Nexus One was launched, but thanks to the latest update, Nexus One users won’t have to take flak from others who poke fun at it due to the lack of multi-touch anymore. The latest update also includes a general fix, which should help improve the 3G connectivity issues that some folks have been experiencing lately. You should be receiving a message on your phone’s notification bar prompting you to update, just download the update and install it, and it should be good to go. The list of updates from the official announcement reads:

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 – 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: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications

3G connectivity: we will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones

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