Nexus One: A corrective patch release to correct 3G access problems
February 03rd, 2010 - 11:10 am ET by C. D.
Not long after its release in the United States, users reported problems accessing 3G networks with the Google Nexus One Smartphone. An update has now been made available which corrects this problem in addition to software improvements made to the mobile OS.
The Nexus One Smartphone, the first phone directly distributed by Google which was released at the beginning of January, was quickly criticised for its difficulties in connecting to 3G networks, requiring different partners (Google, HTC, T-Mobile...) to work together on the problem so as to determine its origins (the Smartphone itself, the mobile network?).
The rumour that an update was being prepared quickly spread across the internet, with this today being confirmed. Users of the Nexus One will receive an OTA firmware update (Over-the-Air) which not only eliminates this problem but which also makes a few changes to the software platform.
Goggles integrated into the Nexus One Firstly, the Google Goggles application now appears on the Nexus One. This allows you to search photos taken with the Smartphone’s digital camera thanks to shape recognition.
Google Maps has also been upgraded to version 3.4 with location synchronisation possibilities, the addition of viewing search history and a night mode for Google Maps Navigation. We can also note that the update allows you to not have access to the multitouch in certain applications.
It will also be possible to use finger squeezing to zoom the web browser, while viewing photos and in Google Maps. All of these new options are accessible by simply downloading the update which is automatically offered to these handsets.