Probably the biggest disappointment for Google Nexus One at launch was the missing multi-touch functionality. Fear not loyal Google Phone users, an update has been sent your way which will have you pinching to zoom in phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications. Google has also provided a fix for the 3G issues in the update. Google Maps have also been updated with new features and Google Goggles is included too.
Here’s the full feature list from the Google Nexus One blog:
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 computer
- Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com 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
This over-the-air update will be rolled out gradually to all users, so if you haven’t gotten it yet, wait for the end of this week. Happy multi-touching on your Nexus One!