A couple of days ago, Google announced the release of a software update for its 1GHz Nexus One smartphone. The update brings, among others, multitouch support in the web browser, photo gallery and Google Maps, plus Goggles support. You can see the multitouch pinch zooming getting demoed in the video below:
Many criticized the lack of multitouch support on the Nexus One Android 2.1 handset, specially when comparing it to the iPhone 3GS. Now, the device is closer to perfection and we hope that the Nexus Two will come with the feature already available and not get it via an update.
Nexus One’s update is available OTA and in case you didn’t get it, there’s always this useful guide on how to enable multi-touch pinch zooming on your Google phone.