Google Pushes Software Update for Nexus One

Google’s NexusOne Blog released information about a software update that will be pused to NexusOne devices over the next few days.

Here is the post from there blog artcile:

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

In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week. We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to your feedback.

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