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nexus one ota update starts today – 2/2/10

this may not be the motorola droid update and this may just sound like great news for nexus one owners, but as a motorola droid owner you better be ready for yours any day.  this also means you better be ready for some multi-touch.  yes you just read that correctly.

the rumor mill has produced some doozies over the last month with many suggesting that the motorola droid update to android 2.1 would not happen until the nexus one was updated.  well here you go.  and you better be right.

the first major ota update for the nexus one will include the following…

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 web

Google 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

i love how google won’t refer to it as “multi-touch.”  apple vs. google is fantastic.

engadget with early video footage.  all looks well…

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