Nexus One Gets Mobile OS Update
Google just issued a mobile OS update to its self-branded, unlocked smartphone, the Nexus One. The Internet giants says the latest version of mobile software will resolve 3G glitches and add a pinch-to-zoom feature -- just like the iPhone. Google announced on Tuesday it has issued an over-the-air free software update for users of its new Nexus One smartphone. The update will come via the telephone network instead of having to plug it into a computer and download the software.
In addition to adding several new features, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said it thinks the update released today for the Nexus One will address 3G connectivity issues some users reported last month. "We will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones," the company said in a blog post. Three key features of the update include a new version of Google Maps, the addition of the Google Goggles application and pinch-to-zoom functionality, a feature found in the iPhone. With Google Goggles, users can snap a picture of something and have the device perform a search based on the image, so the user doesn't have to type anything in. For example, a tourist could take a shot of a well-known landmark and get back relevant Web sites with more information on it.
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