Google Nexus One Gets Multitouch, Google Goggles and 3G Fix via OTA Update Now

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Nexus One owners can stop being jealous that the iPhone got an update today because an over-the-air update for the Google device is being pushed out starting now. It finally brings multitouch along with some 3G fixes and Google Goggles.


According to Google, the following changes come with the software update:

Google Goggles:
This mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. Just use your Nexus One camera to start searching the web

Google Maps:
The Maps application with be updated to a new version, Google Maps 3.4, which will include:
Starred items synchronized with - access your favorite places from your phone or computer
Search suggestions from your personal history - makes it easy to search for places you've searched for before
Night mode in Google Maps Navigation - automatically changes your screen at night for easier viewing and driving
Pinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone's Browser, Gallery and Maps applications

3G connectivity: we will provide a general fix to help improve 3G connectivity on some Nexus One phones

All you need to do to get the update is wait until you "receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones - and most users might not receive the notification until the end of the week." Easy. [Nexus One Board]


Wait, what?? They added multitouch? Maybe one day they'll tell us what delay was all about.

What the heck are we all going to gripe about in the comments now? I'm at a loss...