Soon after, reports emerged that Nexus One handsets being tested by European publications boasted multitouch functions. At the time, a Google employee, assured U.S. users that the company would be selling the same version of the Nexus One in the U.S. and the UK and added phone does not include multitouch.
Yesterday Google announced that it was rolling out an over-the-air update that enabled multitouch and fixed other issues plaguing users, such as the widely publicized 3G problems.
Details of the fixes outlined below:
- 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
Those of you experiencing 3G problems should note that Google isn't saying this update will completely fix your issue; only that it should improve things. Let us know how it works out for you in either case.