Nexus One Gets a Firmware Update With Pinch-to-Zoom, Google Maps 3.4 and Fixed 3G Connectivity

Written By Sam on 3 February 2010
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There was a lot of buzz on the Internet about Google Nexus One until Apple iPad was announced. Though Nexus One is well received by many people there were some minor issues with it and Google now announced about a new Software Update for Nexus One phones that will solve some of the issues.

All the Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air(OTA) software update on their mobiles and this update for N1 provides some new features and also fixes few problems that some users might have experienced. Nexus One Firmware Update adds pinch zoom to the browser, maps, and gallery; Adds Google Goggles and fixes 3G issues.

Nexus One Firmware Update New Features and Fixes

  • Pinch-to-zoom functionality: All the Nexus One mobiles will get the pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications.
  • Google Goggles: This app will now be available directly on your mobile and can b launched from the All Apps menu. You can use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web.
  • 3G connectivity: A general fix is provided to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones.
  • Google Maps: Google Maps application will be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which include:
    • Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com which allows you to access your favorite places from your phone or computer.
    • Search suggestions from your personal maps.google.com history which makes it easy to find places you have searched for before.
    • Night mode in Google Maps Navigation which automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving.

This current Nexus One Firmware update will be rolled out gradually and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week. In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar and all you have to do is just download the update, wait for it to install.

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