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Nexus One Gets a Software Update Too

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Nexus One users don’t have to be jealous of the iPhoners’ newly updated software—Google announced its new phone would get a software update of its own. Google released a rather significant update for the Nexus One today. Google says Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones to help fix problems that have been plaguing users for a while. Google says that to update your Nexus One just download the update from the message that is sent to your phone onto the notification bar.

Here are some of the fixes and features this update provides:

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

Update: Check out Engadget’s video of the multitouch pinch to zoom capabilities after the updating the Nexus One.

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