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Google’s Nexus One–Now With Multitouch

Apple and Google both issued updates to their respective super-smartphones today, Apple (AAPL) rolling out iPhone OS 3.1.3, Google (GOOG) an unnumbered point release to the Nexus One’s software.

The new iPhone release is a bit of a yawner, resolving an issue that caused some third-party applications to have difficulty launching, improving the accuracy of reported battery level on the iPhone 3G S and fixing some security issues.

The Nexus One update is quite a bit meatier. It adds Google Goggles to the All Apps menu, improves 3G connectivity (or promises to) and, significantly, enables multitouch in the phone’s Browser, Gallery and Maps applications. Seems the Nexus One dev team got over whatever aversion it had to pinch-to-zoom.

This update is being rolled out gradually, so some Nexus One owners may not see it until later this week.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work