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This article was published on February 2, 2010

Google Whacks Apple – Brings Multi-Touch to Nexus One

Google Whacks Apple – Brings Multi-Touch to Nexus One
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nexusone1 (1)Owners of the new Nexus One, the Google Phone, are about to get an over the air update that will make their day brighter, and put a spring in their step.

That’s right, multi-touch is finally coming to Android. Starting with this update, Google is bringing “Pinch-to-zoom functionality: devices will now include a new pinch-to-zoom mechanism in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications.”

That resounding hallelujah chorus you heard was the Android world rejoicing that the last main talking point that the iPhone had will soon be knocked down.

This is a software fix, meaning that this could soon be rolled out to the much wider Android ecosystem. Droid owners are assuredly going to be counting down the minutes until they get similar functionality. iPhone users have found it increasingly difficult to outline exact areas that their phone surpassed Android; today, one more is gone.

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