Google’s Nexus One Now Offers Multitouch

Sat, Feb 6, 2010

Mobile

Christmas may have long since passed, but Google has given its Nexus One users a huge present in the form of multitouch capabilities.

The lack of multitouch before this newest software update may have been due to Apple, says Digital Beat, who held patents surrounding the technology. However, software updates, unlike hardware, are difficult to protect, allowing Google the chance to implement the change.

Multitouch allows for pinch-and-zoom screen manipulation, among other gestures that allow for an ease of browsing on the phone. Along with this addition, the software update also included a night-viewing setting for Google Maps, along with a change that makes Google Goggles, the company’s visual search application, come standard on the Nexus One.

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