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Google Issues 3G Fix, Multitouch for Nexus One

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:

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features, and fixes a few problems that some users might have experienced, including: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 webGoogle 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

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.