By Chris Scott Barr
The Google Nexus One is probably one of the closest things to a real competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Yet it has lacked one of the features that really makes the iPhone stand out amongst most other devices. Yes, I’m talking about multitouch. Why bring this up now? Because thanks to the update released by Google yesterday the Nexus One officially has that one feature it was lacking.
Now owners of the phone will be able to pinch-to-zoom in the browser, gallery and maps applications. It’s good to see someone really challenging Apple in this market, as competition breeds innovation.
In other Nexus One news, Google Maps has been updated so that it will sync starred items with maps.google.com, as well as feed you suggestions from the same site. If you like the dimmer “night mode” that most GPS devices automatically switch to at night, you’ll be happy to know that this feature has now been added to Google Maps Navigation.