Google Nexus One gets multitouch update

Nexus One owners are set to receive an over-the-air update to bring multitouch capabilities to the handset.The pinch-to-zoom feature was strangely abs

Nexus One owners are set to receive an over-the-air update to bring multitouch capabilities to the handset.

The pinch-to-zoom feature was strangely absent from the handset at launch, but will now be available in the phone's browser, gallery and maps applications.

There had been rumours that the UK version would pack the functionality when it launches here on Vodafone, but that, similarly to the Motorola Droid, if you'd shipped yours from the US, you'd have to go without.

However, this luckily won't be the case and if you're a Nexus One owner you should be getting the update shortly.

That's not all though. The update will include Google Maps 3.4, that will synchronise your maps activity on your phone with that on your computer meaning you can access favourite places or previous searches on both. There will also be a new "Night Mode" that will automatically change your screen at night for easier viewing.

Google has also addressed talk of poor 3G connectivity on the Nexus One with a fix to improve it, and bundled in Google Goggles as well – a mobile app that will enable you to search the web by simply taking a picture of something.

Nexus One users – have you had the update yet? Let us know what you think to it below, and for those of you that haven't made the leap yet, check out our unboxing pics to see what the fuss is all about.

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