Google today has released a significant update for their flagship Android phone - Nexus One almost right after when Apple pushed firmware 3.1.3 for iPhone users. This new update (ERE27) for Nexus One brings the much needed official support for multitouch in Web Browser, Maps and 3D Gallery. You can now finally use pinch-to-zoom gestures just like how you can on an iPhone. This update also fixes the 3G issue which has been bugging T-Mobile users. The complete feature list as illustrated on the official blog is as follows.
Like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this month didn’t ship with a multitouch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it. This surely was a set back considering the fact that iPhone can do it since 2007. But now folks over at XDA-Developers have released a Nexus One add-on, which enables full multitouch functionality, including gestures like pinch-to-zoom in Nexus One’s native web browser.
Just like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this week didn't ship with multitouch capabilities in web browser or any of the apps even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS was fully capable of it. This surely was a set back considering the fact that iPhone can do it since 2007. But now according to this report from Engadget, a phone passed on to the German site Heise has all the multitouch goodness like pinch-to-zoom enabled in the web browser.