It is such good news for users of Nexus One as Google has recently unveiled a software update which is said to improve 3G connectivity while adding “pinch-and-zoom” multitouch to a trio of applications where the navigate-with-your-fingers technology was conspicuously absent.
In addition, once installed the update, the Nexus One and many other Android phones will also be added with Google Goggles, a visual search app or a new version of Google Maps.
Google Nexus One
Google Nexus One has updated multitouch
According to Google, the software update is claimed to provide such general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones.
More important and noticeable, thanks to the update; “pinch-and-zoom” multitouch will also be added to three of the phone’s primary applications: its browser, Google Maps, and Gallery, which is Google’s photo app. It means that Android phones of version 2.0 up to now will be supported with multitouch which can not be seen previously.
“pinch-and-zoom” multitouch will also be added to three of the phone’s primary applications: its browser, Google Maps, and Google’s photo app
However, it is likely that Google will have to take care of trademark and/or patent issues around the technology, which was popularized by Apple on the iPhone. It has been previously reported that Google had to turn off multitouch on Android 1.0 to implement the request of Apple.
As stated, Apple had once threatened to sue Palm over multitouch capabilities in its Palm Pre handset.
Nexus One and many other Android phones will also be added with Google Goggles, a visual search app or a new version of Google Maps.
It is the fact that up to now some users of Nexus One have to call for third-party apps to use multitouch on their devices. . European users of other Android-based handsets say they have had access to multitouch tools on Google applications that were unavailable to US users.
Google promises that to the end of this week, all of its Nexus One users will receive access to its Nexus One update. Nexus One users will notice an alert when receiving the update and then download the update and wait for it to install.
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