Google Nexus One Update Brings Native Multi-touch to 3 Apps

Paul Lilly

Good news for Nexus One owners. Google yesterday began rolling out an over-the-air software update aimed at fixing a few problems users might have been having, as well as adding a handful of new features, including pinch-to-zoom functionality in the phone's Browser, Gallery, and Maps applications.

Google Maps also received a bit of attention in the latest update (to version 3.4). Starred items are now synchronized with, giving users the ability to access their favorite places from their phone or PC. It also now includes search suggestions from the user's personal history, and Night mode in Google Maps Navigation now automatically changes the screen at night.

Other new features include the addition of Google Goggles directly on the device by launching it from the All Apps menu, and a "general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones."

If you haven't received the update just yet, don't fret. Google says it's rolling out firmware gradually and that most users might not receive the update notification until the end of the week.

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